Tuesday, April 13, 2010

UNC’S DAVIS HEADED TO NBA

North Carolina forward Ed Davis is skipping his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-10 forward was the team’s second-leading scorer. He was also the Tar Heels’ top rebounder and shot blocker before missing the last 13 games with a broken left wrist sustained against Duke in February.

In a statement from the school, Davis said he is pursuing a “lifelong dream of playing in the NBA” and that he would continue to work toward his degree.

Davis averaged 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds this year and was a key reserve as a freshman in North Carolina’s run to the 2009 national championship. He had 11 points and eight rebounds in 14 minutes against Michigan State in that title game.

"This was a tough decision for him, because he loves Carolina, loves his teammates," said Terry Davis, who played 10 seasons in the NBA. "But with a possible lockout the next year, that could set him back another year. And he wanted to fulfill his dream."

In spite of his narrow frame and lack of substantial progress in his sophomore season prior to his injury, many still project Davis as a first round choice.

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)

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