Davis leaving Tar Heels for 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 would continue working

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.