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32 - Ed Davis

6-10, 227 Power Forward
North Carolina Sophomore
Birthday
06/05/89 (30.5 yrs)
Hometown
Richmond, VA
High School
Benedictine
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
9
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
8
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: PJ Brown/Alan Henderson

Strengths: Long, athletic, lefty post player who shows a great deal of potential due to his length, athleticism and skill level … An underrated athlete who has very “live” legs and a high motor … Has a great feel for playing in the post offensively, with crafty fakes and up and under moves. Appears comfortable operating in close as well as 8-10 feet away from the basket … Can score in a variety of ways and has tremendous footwork for his age … Shows excellent touch in the paint converting lefty hook shots and looks to dunk everything … His offensive game, while still unproven, shows a great deal of upside … His long arms and explosive leaping ability allow him to finish with explosive dunks even when attacking the basket from a few feet out … Strong rebounder. Hits the glass hard and shows a willingness to battle inside … Runs the floor well with both speed in the open floor and good lateral quickness … He’s a top notch shot blocker for a forward due to excellent timing, explosiveness and length … Appears to have a 7-foot-2 wingspan, or close … Does not have a superstar attitude, he has a workman’s approach to the game that is refreshing to see from such a talented player …

Weaknesses: Needs to add strength … Does not have a big (wide shoulders) frame so he’s never going to be an overpowering type of post guy, but he can certainly add 20-25 lbs and be a finesse type of 4 ala Chris Bosh … As a freshman he was unable to finish well through contact when attacking the rim on dunks. Added strength will make him a terror around the basket as he’ll be able to fully utilize his great length and improve his finishing ability … Should look to extend his range, developing a consistent mid-range shot … He has good touch and it will likely be a matter of practice and repetition and he will be able to develop a reliable J. His lefty jump hook shot shows nice potential but he often came up short on attempts as a freshman …

Notes: Was overshadowed by Tyler Hansbrough in his freshman season but played a key role for UNC’s title run coming off the bench and bringing energy and shot blocking … Should be one of the nation’s break out stars and top bigmen in his sophomore year …

Aran Smith 8/15/09

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2008-09  UNC  18.8 6.7 6.6 0.6 1.1 0.55 0.4 1.7 1.9 0.518 0.573   1.32
2009-10  UNC  27.9 13.4 9.6 1 2 0.48 0.4 2.8 1.8 0.578 0.659   1.61
PerGame   22.2 9.2 7.7 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.4 2.1 1.9 0.548 0.623   1.47

 

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2008-09  UNC  38 716 99 191 55 96     253 83 167 250 22 40 14 65 74
2009-10  UNC  23 641 111 192 87 132     309 66 154 220 22 46 10 64 42
Totals   61 1357 210 383 142 228     562 149 321 470 44 86 24 129 116

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