Draft 2010 | Ed Davis

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Name: Ed Davis
Age: 20
College: North Carolina
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
Class: Sophomore
Year Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals FG% FT% 3PT%
2009-10 26.9 12.9 9.2 .9 2.7 .4 .578 .659 .000
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Meet Ed Davis
Ed Davis has been considered a top NBA prospect for consecutive years behind a god given body and super potential. The scouts are waiting for Davis to live up to all the expectations but the small sample size is enough to make an NBA team take a shot on the power forward. At this point in his career, Davis’ production was a result of put-back opportunities around the rim or fastbreak dunks off of North Carolina’s famed open floor attack. His length allows for a substantial advantage on the boards and helped Davis average 2.7 blocked shots per game in 2009-10.

By Jonah Ballow
Most of the cooler talk around Davis involves potential. He has yet to match the hype that made him a top five recruit out of high school. First of all, Davis missed the final 6-8 weeks of his sophomore season due to a broken wrist, adding to the train wreck year for the Tar Heels. He did not have an ample amount of time to prove his worth after the injury and backing up Tyler Hansbrough during North Carolina's championship run. The Virginia native needs to drastically improve his overall offensive game, including face-up jumpers and post moves. Additionally, Davis is missing a visible desire to dominate games without an NBA type of body to battle from day one.

By Jonah Ballow
How would he howl?
Again, a type of player the Wolves would have to develop and wait several years for impact. While Minnesota could use another big with athleticism, the team is looking for a pure shot-blocking center to make immediate contributions.

By Jonah Ballow
His Game Resembles
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Chad Ford's Top 100
"Davis didn't quite live up to the hype he generated last season as a freshman. But by most accounts he had a very good year for the Tar Heels. Without a dominant point guard to get him the ball and with Deon Thompson thinking he was Tyler Hansbrough, Davis had to pick his spots. But he ended up scoring with a high percentage from the field and proved to be a terrific rebounder and shot-blocker. He may not be the superstar that we thought he could become, but he's still a likely Top 10 pick as long as his wrist gets healthy."

Draft Express
"Coming into the season with massive expectations after flashing brilliant glimpses of potential playing a small but important role en route to winning a national championship, the general consensus amongst NBA teams and the mass media is that Davis had somewhat of a disappointing sophomore campaign—especially when considering how badly his team has underachieved."

"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 … "
Mock Draft Recap
Ford's Mock Draft
No. 10 to Indiana

Draft Express
No. 7 to Detroit

No. 16 to Minnesota

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