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Brad Davison

Northwestern guard Jordan Ash defends Wisconsin guard Brad Davison in the first half of the Badgers' 60-512 loss to the Wildcats on Feb. 1, 2018, at the Kohl Center in Madison. Davison underwent surgery on Monday, March 5, 2018, to repair his injured left shoulder. 


Three days after his freshman season with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team ended, Brad Davison underwent surgery to repair his injured left shoulder Monday.

On its Twitter account, the program provided an update on the surgery and said that it was “successful,” according to Dr. John Orwin, one of the team’s physicians.

Davison dislocated his shoulder during a game against Baylor on Nov. 20. He was back in the lineup the next night against UCLA, the first of 29 consecutive starts to end the season despite the fact he re-injured his shoulder five other times in games.

Brad Davison

Wisconsin guard Brad Davison holds his arm after hurting his shoulder in the second half of the Badgers' 68-63 loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Feb. 25, 2018, at the Kohl Center in Madison. The freshman scored 16 of his career-high 30 points after he was injured.

UW assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft visited Davison following the surgery and tweeted a picture of the two of them along with Krabbenhoft’s two sons.

“This kid was a warrior for us all year long! Never flinched, never complained, never felt sorry for himself,” Krabbenhoft said.

Davison played a team-high 1,028 minutes and finished as UW’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points while shooting 81.8 percent from the free throw line and connecting a team-high 60 times from 3-point range.

He was named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team.


Jim Polzin covers Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball for the Wisconsin State Journal.