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Ed Davis

I think he is a great talent and he should probably get more minutes from UNC. But any comparsions or opinions on him?


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Hmmm..

This Is A Good Question.. He Seems To Have A Lot Of Talent, But I Don't Have Anyone I Can Compare Him To... Anybody Have A Good Comparison?

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Hmm....

A less talented Michael Beasley

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This North Carolina Team

This North Carolina Team remainds me of the 2005 Carolina team, and this freshman comes in from Seattle named Marvin Williams and kind of took over along with Sean May when the NCAA tournament came. I feel Ed Davis could be a poorer mans Marvin Williams in regards that he provides athleticism and energy when he comes into game. He's rail thin, but I think if he sticks around at Carolina by the time he's a junior he could be a top 5 pick.

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Davs

He seems pretty unique to me, which is why I asked for comparisons because I can't think of any.

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Antonio McDyess pre-injury

Antonio McDyess pre-injury

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duece, what are you talking about?

he is about 60 pounds smaller than randolph, and doesnt have a J like either. Randolph? your gonna criticize somebody elses comparison, even though he definately plays nothing like beasley, and throw a nonsensical one out there? He has a really old school game, really good goin to his left. In the minutes he gets with Carolina, its hard to tell what his real offensive style is because they dont run plays for him, which makes his effiency numbers even more impressive becasue he generates them all by himself. Id say I see alot of Antwan Jamison early in his Career at Carolina in him, Maybe some sheed too, itll be interesting to see where his game goes. Marvin Williams Id say is a pretty apt comparison, there about the same size and play the same role for similar teams. My biggest fear as a carolina fan is that if they win the NC he will bolt, which would bea mistake cuz he needs alot of work.

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Marvin Williams

While Marvin Williams in the NBA is not a good comparison because Williams now plays SF, he did play PF in college, while May was at center. I think the Marvin Williams comparison may be good for his college game, but I do think he needs to be a power forward in the NBA - no floor game and not the same athleticism as Williams. He is better off bulking up and getting stronger and maintaining his identity as an inside player.

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i like mcdyess

McDyess before the injury is a good one.

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I like the McDyess and

I like the McDyess and Marvin Williams comparisons.

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Yea the Marvin Williams

Yea the Marvin Williams comparison is laughable at best. The only things they have in common are they were both beast 6th men for UNC.

Davis is a truly unique player. A comparison is hard to think of for him. He is 6'10" a BEAST rebounder and an excellent shot blocker. His offensive game is very raw, but he does have great signs of a face-up game. One name does come to mind though. Joakim Noah. Davis is not obnoxious like Noah, but hustles, rebounds, blocks shots and runs the floor well. I think Davis has the chance to be a better player than Noah because he is much easier to work with and is a better teammate. Not once has Davis complained this year even though he deserves more minutes than Thompson and you can tell since the beginning of the year that Davis has put work in practice and takes practice very seriously. Look for him to blossom into a top 10 pick next season.

UNC is going to have 2 great shotblockers in Davis and Henson, and a decent one in Thompson next season. Look for UNC to possibly lead the nation in blocked shots.

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ncballer is right about minutes

Marvin Williams played power forward at carolina when he was there, you obviously dont watch carolina ball, which isnt an issue unless your gonna start talkin to somebody who does, such as myself. I said a young Jamison and Sheed was closer. Zach Randolph is way overwieght, so is 250 listing u have him at is generous at best, mostly laughable. Ed Davis is a mobile and athletic Defensive minded player, no way they beef him up to 250 thats hillarious look at his build. He doesn't have Randolph's strength or developed post moves, he is more of a defensive player and rebounder. I dont remember Randolph blockin alot of shots anywhere ever. That comparison holds no water at all. Joakim Noah maybe, I think hes alot more athletic though.

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Deuce to make me do this

Darn I should never threw out the Marvin WIlliams comparison because deuce4off just killed me with his expertise on Ed Davis, just kidding. I think Deuce it's time for you to go to work or something or did you get laid off so now you are blogging profusely so you can forget about tough times. It's getting borderline scary how much you are trying to right off the Marvin Williams comparison, yikes get a life. If someone needs give us a breakdown on player that's pathetic. You can go anywhere online to get info on players past. I also love when he comments after ever body else has given their comparisons and comes in later with his stupid stuff. Deuce don't get bent out of shape for this if you get to dish out stuff lets others do the same be a man now. This will be my last comment about this it's not worth my breath.

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Haha.

Ed Davis... Brandan Wright. (more of an inside player than wright though)

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OJ, Brandan Wright is a

OJ, Brandan Wright is a decent comparison. Although as a UNC fan, I don't think Davis is as freakish as Wright. Wright could bring the ball up for UNC and did things on the court that literally made my jaw drop. While Ed Davis is blessed with great length, I don't think his hand reaches above the top of the square at the littlest of effort.

Also like the Josh McRoberts comparison. I don't think Davis has McRoberts handles, but they are similar athletes. One thing that goes unnoticed I think about Davis is his ability to pass which was something McRoberts really perfected from the PF position and something Davis does very well.

I don't mean to nitpick at comparisons. I apologize if you guys feel that I am. I am still laughing at the Marvin Williams comparison however. Marvin while he did play PF at UNC was an unconvential PF. He would often times work from the perimeter, step out and take a 3 and would do a lot of dribbling. As a UNC fan I think that Marvin was in another class as an NBA prospect then Davis. I still think Marvin can reach his full NBA potential once he gets off a team where Joe Johnson dominates offensive possessions.

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How about we step out of the

How about we step out of the carolina blue and actually compare him to someone who his game resembles, hell say Josh McRoberts for all I care...

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This North Carolina Team

This North Carolina Team remainds me of the 2005 Carolina team, and this freshman comes in from Seattle named Marvin Williams and kind of took over along with Sean May when the NCAA tournament came. I feel Ed Davis could be a poorer mans Marvin Williams in regards that he provides athleticism and energy when he comes into game. He's rail thin, but I think if he sticks around at Carolina by the time he's a junior he could be a top 5 pick.
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Real Comparison

Ed Davis is like Antonio McDyess before the injuries

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its extremeley prmature to

its extremeley prmature to say hes gonna be a star yet considering one he came off the bench and 2 the defense wasnt focused on him....this year we will see how good he could possibly be now that the defenses will be more focused on stopping him so ill hold jusdgement untill then..its premature to say someones gonna be a star when they have four other nba players that teams have to worry about and the player isnt even in the starting lineup

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that j.noah comparision is probably the closest that ive seen to being correct he is definatly no zach randolph because zach was wayyyyyy more advanced offensively..i remeber watching zach and saw that he had a go to move then a back up move then a back up to his back up...alot of nba big men didnt/dont even have that many options right now ed doesnt really have any moves he is potenial because of athletisim right now which can only get you so far ..he is a very good rebounder and shot blocker ala noah and limited offensively ala noah

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He will be their main big

He will be their main big guy next year at UNC playing alongside Deon Thompson. At the end of the season he was their number 3 big man in the rotation so he'll be a starter next year.

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yeah i believe he will be a

yeah i believe he will be a starter..not sure about main guy ..i think thompson will be the main guy since hes more advance offisively right now

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Kenyon Martin

He's a lot like Martin early in his college career, not that developed offensively, but a ton of upside and athletic ability.

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I question this man's

I question this man's ability. I think Roy Williams will put him at C and have Thompson at the PF and rotation with Henson (Who i think is the best outta all 3)

The big matchup for Davis is Soloman Adibi from FSU. If he can beat him one on one, he will be a top 5 pick

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yeah kenyon martin does come

yeah kenyon martin does come to mind...with henson we will have to see..thats a player i have seen a couple of times and hes very weak and dissappears when you get physical with him..hes alot like austin daye..and his handles are a lil shakey when you put hard defense on him...as far as beating one player one on one..that doesnt automatically make u a top 5 pick..its youre body of work not one match up

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I know, i made somewhat of a

I know, i made somewhat of a mistake. He needs to show his presence against NCAA teams with NBA Talent.....

Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State, among other teams....and in the NCAA tourney

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ok..yeah that he does

ok..yeah that he does

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