Greg Gard on Johnny Davis and Tyler Wahl stepping into leadership roles

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During Big Ten basketball media day last Friday, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard touched on his emerging, youthful group as the Badgers prepare for the 2021-22 season.

With the departure of a deep 2020 senior class, aside from Brad Davison returning for his added year of eligibility, Gard has a group of youngsters who will immediately compete for key minutes and usage. Among two of the returners to Madison expected to play key roles are rising sophomore Johnny Davis and rising junior Tyler Wahl, who both played significant parts a year ago.

Wahl and Davis are expected to be leaders on a team with a majority of new faces. Gard touched on their opportunity and the way Davison can help them take full advantage of it: