USATSI_18304117

May 19, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Johnny Davis talks to the media during the 2022 NBA Draft Combine at Wintrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Believe it or not but the NBA draft is four weeks (minus one day) away.

The draft order is set. The combine is over. 

Just where will Wisconsin guard Johnny Davis land June 23? No Badgers player has been taken since 2015 (Frank Kaminsky, No. 9 overall, and Sam Dekker, No. 18) and none in the top eight since Devin Harris went at No. 5 in 2004. 

We do know Davis will become the fifth Wisconsin player taken in the first round this century (Alando Tucker in 2007 the other) and just the ninth since the ABA-NBA merger.

With roughly a month before the draft, here’s where the mocks around the web have Davis being selected:

Jeff Goodman of Stadium: 8 to New Orleans. “The Pelicans obtained this pick in the Anthony Davis trade. They have guys who can shoot it in CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram, and are hoping to have a healthy Zion Williamson next season. Davis had a sensational sophomore campaign at Wisconsin, which came out of nowhere. He’s a skilled wing who can really score in the mid-range. He didn’t shoot it well last season from deep, but that aspect of his game will improve. Davis is someone who can come right in and help immediately due to his high IQ and versatility.”

Kyle Boone of CBSSports.com: 14 to Cleveland. “This would be a bigger slip than expected for Davis, one of college basketball's true breakout stars this past season. He's arguably the most polished prospect from the guard spot whose three-level scoring and defensive versatility could easily thrust him into a big role upon arrival in the NBA.”

Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com: 8 to New Orleans. “Davis went from a mostly anonymous power-conference player to a candidate for national player of the year in his sophomore season at Wisconsin. An ankle injury limited him down the stretch, but he showed enough before that to justify his status as a projected lottery pick.”

David Cobb of CBSSports.com: 24 to Milwaukee.

Jeremy Woo of SI.com: 9 to San Antonio. “Davis boasts many of the traits San Antonio has traditionally favored in prospects: he is an intense competitor and worker, has strong feel on both ends of the floor, and boasts an unusually adept mid-range touch that teams hope will lead to more consistency from deep. He’s among the safer prospects in the lottery, and his rapid development points to even more room for growth, considering how seriously he takes his craft. As a smaller two-guard who’s more of a natural scorer than lead playmaker, you have to really believe in Davis’s intangibles to see star potential. But the likelihood he’s a longtime valuable player feels quite high regardless, and he figures to come off the board in the back half of the top 10.”

Brett Siegel of SI.com/Fastbreak: 8 to New Orleans. “Some have projected Johnny Davis slipping in the draft, but plenty of teams have shown interest in him over the last couple of weeks and one of those teams is the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans could use a little bit more depth at the shooting guard position, but they are in a spot where they could easily trade up or down in this year’s draft. The Pelicans have proven they are not far off from being a real threat in the Western Conference and as a result, packaging this Top-10 pick in a trade could land them another impactful talent to pair with Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson. Keeping the pick though and taking Davis, someone who is comfortable creating space for himself off-the-dribble and providing instant offense, could take a lot of pressure off of McCollum, Ingram and Williamson to have to do everything for the Pelicans.”

Kyle Irving of the Sporting News: 8 to New Orleans. “The Pelicans added a few defensive-minded stoppers in last year's draft in Trey Murphy III, Herb Jones and undrafted rookie Jose Alvarado. That addressed a major area of need and selecting Davis here would continue to help their defensive presence while also providing a three-level scorer. Davis is the exact type of poised guard the Pelicans could use — he's a competitive defender, a strong shot creator and adds a physical presence on the perimeter. Slide him in with a core of Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas and there will be something special brewing in New Orleans.”

Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports: 8 to New Orleans. “Davis remains one of the safest picks in the lottery with his intensity, hard-working mindset and consistent play. There's a lot of long-term value and upside in Davis, and even though he might not be the superstar to change the franchise, he is a nice complementary piece to Zion Williamson — if and when he returns to the court for the Pelicans. Davis consistently made the right reads when he got downhill this season and could be an instant contributor to this team.”

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic ($): 14 to Cleveland. “The Big Ten Player of the Year, Davis is an extremely competitive guard who plays tough on both ends. Offensively, he’s a shot creator and maker who was responsible for just about everything in Wisconsin’s offense this year. He was faultless throughout the first part of the season, hitting shots at a reasonable level, rebounding at an elite level for a guard and showing up in the biggest moments. But he suffered an ankle injury late in the season, and as he played through it, his numbers fell off a bit. He averaged 17 points per game over his final 12 games, but he shot just 42 percent from the field and 22 percent from 3 in that time. His elevation, in general, looked sapped, as did his ability to stop and start. But when he was at his best, Davis was a good three-level scorer who also played hard on defense. That translates at least on some level to the NBA. The ceiling on his draft status has dropped a bit in recent months, but I’d still anticipate him going in the No. 7 to No. 17 range.”

Cody Taylor of Rookie Wire: 11 to New York. “Davis had an incredible rise up draft boards this year after earning All-American honors with the Badgers. He finished third in scoring in the Big Ten and proved a dynamic scorer by creating for himself or by working in the mid-range. He will bring toughness to the next level and the ability to defend with his size and strength. The Knicks will likely want to see his 3-point shot improve, but Davis can be an effective three-level scorer.”

Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation: 10 to Washington. “Davis was a three-star recruit entering Wisconsin who went from a solid bench piece as a freshman to one of the biggest stars in college hoops as a sophomore. A strong 6’5, 195-pound combo guard, Davis combines tough and versatile shot-making with impressive point of attack defense to emerge one of the safest two-way bets in this class. While Davis lacks blow-by speed and top-end athleticism, he proved he needs little space to get off his shot. He torched defenders on midrange pull-ups, powering through contact at the rim, and dragging smaller defenders into the post. He only hit 30.6 percent of his threes this year, but he has a quick release on spot-ups and should be a much better shooter than that at the NBA level when he’s not expected to single-handedly carry his team’s offense. Defensively, Davis slides his feet well and walls off driving lanes with his chest. He’s a smart rotational defender off the ball and should be able to hold his own against bigger players on switches for a few moments. Davis feels like more of a high-floor prospect than a high-ceiling one, but his determined one-on-one scoring, projectable shooting, and trustworthy defense should play in almost any environment.”

Danny Cunningham of Complex: 17 to Houston. “Johnny Davis isn’t going to blow anyone away athletically, but he has a feel for the game that is near the top of this draft class. He’s a high IQ player that puts himself in the right spots more often than not. He’s not necessarily great at many things, but it’s hard to find a real hole in his game. He’s a fundamentally sound player that needs to put plenty of work in to improve his shot at the NBA level. He’s not a great athlete, but he’s a good enough athlete that he’s going to last in the NBA in some capacity. Davis will be a player that likely profiles as a high-end backup guard on a good team.”

Zak Henshaw of NBC Sports Edge: 12 to Oklahoma City. “Davis is such a fun player to watch that you can forget just how skilled he is. He’s such a creative scorer and shot-maker who can put the ball in the basket seemingly without effort. Davis can shoot off the dribble, take opponents one-on-one in ISO situations, run the break or catch and shoot. He’s a solid defensive player who loves to go after rebounds and hustle for loose balls, and last season taught us that playing for the Thunder is a dream scenario for fantasy basketball.”

Joe DiTullio of The Game Haus: 5 to Detroit. “After selecting Cade Cunningham in 2021, the Pistons can help him by getting someone who can spread the floor like Davis.”

Andrew Norton of Lineups.com: 9 to San Antonio. “Few players would fit the ‘Spurs System’ better than Johnny Davis. Davis was a menace on defense for a Wisconsin team that was elite on that end of the floor. Additionally, you could book Davis for 20 points per night against any team in America; he rose from a virtually unknown player to a household name in the collegiate basketball world in just a few months. Not many players are willing to outwork Davis, and I feel that he would fit in flawlessly next to Dejounte Murray in San Antonio. This pick entirely depends on which position San Antonio values the most right now.”

Kyle Williams of Fantasy Pros: 10 to Washington. “Despite having defensive stallworths (sic) in Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, the Wizards ranked 25th in points per game allowed last season. Adding a two-way guard that is an intense, scrappy defender and a mid-range shooter pair’s nicely alongside a ball-dominant guard like Beal. This duo wouldn’t give you the most exciting offensive pairing but would cause headaches for any backcourt in the NBA on the defensive side.”

NBADraft.net: 7 to Portland.

NBADraftRoom.com: 10 to Washington. “With Brad Beal possibly on the trade block drafting a young SG would make a lot of sense here. Davis might not be a superstar at the next level but has a high floor.”

Tankathon: 12 to Oklahoma City.

Average selection: 10.7

Average selection (minus high and low outliers): 10.3