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Ed Davis Leaves North Carolina, Enters the NBA Draft

CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 16:  Ed Davis #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels watches on during their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the Dean Smith Center on January 16, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Justin CrawfordCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

Ed Davis will enter the NBA draft.

He announced today that he will enter the NBA draft after his sophomore season at UNC. It appears that he will hire an agent.

He finished the season averaging 13.4 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game. His season was shortened after breaking his wrist.

Tar Heel fans were up in the air on whether he would go after he broke his wrist. We no longer have to guess.

Davis is projected to be a lottery pick and more than likely a high-lottery pick. That is, unless his wrist hurts his stock. He has unbelievable potential though, which scouts cannot ignore.

This is a blow to UNC fans after a year that included many struggles. It is great news for Ed and his family though. If I was a sophomore in college and could be a draft pick, I cannot say that I would not enter the draft.

He is doing the right thing as well by finishing out his school even though he will no longer be playing basketball. 

Ed Davis will be irreplaceable but must be replaced. 

Tyler Zeller, John Henson, David Wear, and Travis Wear must step up next season. This solid group of post players is nothing for Tar Heel fans to whine about, but they must prove themselves. 

This is a blow to the team, but good luck to a very talented young man.

Tar Heel fans will miss you, Ed!


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