Raptors Select Davis In First Round Of 2010 NBA Draft And Acquire Draft Rights To Alabi In Second Round
June 24, 2010
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they selected forward Ed Davis from North Carolina with the 13th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft. They also acquired the draft rights (50th overall) to centre Solomon Alabi (all-AH-bee) from the Dallas Mavericks for a 2013 conditional second-round pick and cash considerations.
Davis, 6-foot-10, 225 pounds averaged 13.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and shot .578 per cent from the field during the 2009-10 season. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in field goal percentage and blocked shots (64), was second in rebounding and 15th in scoring. He scored in double figures 17 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 11 occasions.
Davis averaged 6.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 38 games as a freshman in 2008-09 helping the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship. He was North Carolina’s defensive player of the game in the team’s first three NCAA tournament wins. He earned ACC All-Freshman Team honours.
Davis’ father, Terry, played 10 seasons (1989-2001) in NBA with Miami, Dallas, Denver and Washington.
Alabi, 7-foot-1, 250 pounds, averaged a team-best 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 32 games in 2009-10 for Florida State. As a redshirt freshman in 2008-09, Alabi averaged 8.4 points and team bests of 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.
A native of Nigeria, Alabi was named All-ACC Defensive Team in his two full seasons at FSU. He also shot .534 per cent from the field in his two-plus seasons with the Seminoles.