Ed Davis (basketball)
Davis in March 2013
|No. 32 – Memphis Grizzlies|
June 5, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (208 cm)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Benedictine (Richmond, Virginia)|
|College||North Carolina (2008–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Edward Adam "Ed" Davis (born June 5, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He played high school basketball at Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. He is the son of former NBA player Terry Davis, who played 10 seasons (1989–2001) in the NBA with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards.1 He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.
Davis spent his first two years of high school playing basketball at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia before transferring to Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia. There, he led Benedectine to two state championships while averaging 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks as a senior.1 He accompanied future Tar Heel teammates Tyler Zeller and Larry Drew II in the McDonald's All-American Game and was selected to the Jordan Brand All-American Team. Davis and Zeller were also named to the 2008 Parade All-American Boy's Basketball Team.2 He was named Mr. Basketball of Virginia in 2008, which is given to Virginia's best high school basketball player. He also received recognition as co-player of the year in 2007.1
Davis played in every game during the 2008–2009 season, while starting in two of them. He averaged 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 18.8 minutes per game in his first season with the Tar Heels. Davis also led the team with 65 blocks with an average of 1.7 per game. In North Carolina's six wins during the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Davis averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds.3 In the 2009 NCAA Championship, Davis came off the bench to score 11 points and grab a team-high 8 rebounds, helping the Tar Heels to an 89–72 win over Michigan State.4 Davis was also named to the 2009 All-Freshman Team and was co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Player award.5
In April 2009, Davis announced he would return to North Carolina after his freshman year instead of declaring for the NBA draft.4 He was widely projected to be a potential top 5 pick if he had opted to enter the draft.6 In February 2010, he suffered a broken wrist in a loss to Duke, which effectively ended his season.
- Points: avg 6.7 (total: 177) 7
- Field Goal percentage:50.0%
- Free Throw percentage:60.6%
- Rebounds:AVG 7.0 (Total:197)
- Assists:AVG 0.7
- Blocks:AVG 1.7
- Steals:AVG 0.3
- Minutes:AVG 18.8
- Turnovers:AVG 1.1
On April 12, 2010, Davis announced that he would forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft, where he was expected to be a top 10 selection.8 He has signed with sports agent Rob Pelinka.9 He was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 13th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. On July 6, 2010, Davis signed with the Raptors.10 After a month with the Raptors, Davis was assigned to the Erie Bayhawks, about one week after Toronto's other rookie, Solomon Alabi. On November 29, 2010, Davis was recalled to the Raptors after averaging 10.00 PPG, 5.00 RPG, and 3.0 BPG. This transaction occurred after the Raptors' starting power forward, Reggie Evans, was diagnosed with a broken foot, which would give Davis a chance for more minutes. On December 1, 2010, Davis made his NBA debut against the Washington Wizards, recording 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On April 5, 2011, Davis recorded a career-high 22 points against the New York Knicks.
On January 30, 2013, Davis was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, along with Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons, in a three team deal that also sent teammate José Calderón to the Pistons, and Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi of the Grizzlies to the Raptors.11
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Davis is the son of former basketball player Terry Davis
- 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team 5
- 2009 North Carolina's Most Improved Player(Jimmie Dempsey Award)1
- 2008 McDonald's All-American Game Selection2
- 2008 Jordan Brand All-American Team
- 2008 Parade All-American Boys Basketball Team
- 2008 Player of the Year Award (Mr. Basketball Award)1
- 2007 Co-Player of the Year1
- 2005–2008 Three-time All-Metro1
- Player Bio: Ed Davis
- "UNC freshman Davis to return". CNN. April 12, 2009.
- Heisler, Mark (March 22, 2009). "The transition game, from college to pro". The Los Angeles Times.
- "UNC’s Ed Davis declares for the NBA draft". starnewsonline.com. April 12, 2010.
- Mullen, Liz (2010-05-11). "Pelinka Signs Two Potential NBA Lottery Picks; Falk Inks Monroe". SportsBusiness Daily. Street & Smith. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- Raptors sign first-round pick Davis
- "Grizzlies acquire Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, Ed Davis and 2013 second round draft pick in three-team deal". NBA.com. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.