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.