A Fresh Look at Budding Star for the Tarheels: Ed Davis

Alvin RuckerContributor IFebruary 25, 2009

Ed Davis, No. 32

Freshman Power Forward for the No. 4, AP rated, UNC Tarheels.

He averages a mere 6.3 points per game, impressively 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.

Those are pretty good stats for a collegiate forward that is not the star of a club, but one stat I fail to include: this kid is doing this as a reserve!

He only averages 19.1 minutes per game! 

As a fan of UNC, I pray this guy sticks around for four-years, because he might be as good as former UNC forwards like James Worthy, Sam Perkins, or Sean May.

A few words to describe this diaper dandy's demeanor on the court: calm, focused, controlled, poised and balanced!

Not bad for an 18-year-old kid from Virginia.

I can assure you the UVA Cavaliers would love to have kept this kid at home. UConn also recruited this kid. 

Looking at him coming out of high school, one would have thought he needed a couple of years to adjust to the college game in order to make an impact.

He's coming to the great UNC, so he probably won't see much of the floor, since Carolina is already loaded and a seven footer named Tyler Zeller was anointed the next super freshman on the UNC campus. 

So, we all forgot about Mr. Davis. 

That all changed when Zeller got hurt and was thought to be out for the season two games in … then emerged Davis!

He has been a key guy off the bench consistently all year.

He may not get ACC freshman of the year, but he has helped the 'heels stay in the top five in the country all season.

Keep up the good work Mr. Davis; we might see you cutting down the nets this April!