Where will Jordan Brown, the nation's top uncommitted big man, sign?
The Tar Heels have been primarily communicating with Jordan Brown's father. However, their championship pedigree and Roy Williams' history of producing NBA level big men (Tony Bradley, Ed Davis, John Henson, Isaiah Hicks, Tyler Zeller) could give them more than just an outside shot. However, UNC may be on the outside looking in. Prediction: Stanford.
Tobacco Road well-represented in NBA playoffs
Tobacco Road teams — UNC, Wake Forest, N.C. State, and Duke — are well represented with 25 players in the NBA postseason. The Tar Heels have eight former players in the NBA playoffs. Tyler Zeller and John Henson are with the Milwaukee Bucks and face a tough first-round challenge in Boston. UNC also has Ed Davis as third-seeded Portland's third-best rebounder.
What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?
The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green
and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close.
Ed Davis still excelling in his eighth NBA season
Ed Davis, the 6-10, 245-pound forward/center is now in his third season with the Portland Trail Blazers, and has been a key piece off the bench. In 76 games this year, he’s averaging 5.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 18.9 minutes. He’s also shooting 58.5 percent. Davis is sixth in the NBA in rebound percentage and fifth in offensive rebound percentage.
Father Ed Davis finds home with Portland Trail Blazers
As Ed Davis enters one of the more uneasy moments of his NBA career, the question simmering is less about how he's going to raise Easton and Aegan and more about where. After playing for four teams in seven seasons, Davis feels like he has found a home in Portland, a city that has embraced his hard-nosed play and also served as the birthplace for his boys.
Damian Lillard says Ed Davis might be too important for Trail Blazers to trade
Ed Davis said he likes living in Portland and loves playing for the Trail Blazers. And when his contract runs out in June, he hopes to sign another deal to keep him in Portland. But after seven-plus NBA seasons for four different teams, Davis knows what he thinks about an organization, and his desire to stay in a city doesn’t mean much when it comes to the NBA’s trading deadline.
Tar Heels vs. Portland Thursday To Start PK80
UNC plays the University of Portland in the first round of PK80 on Thanksgiving Day at the Moda Center, the NBA home of the Portland Trailblazers and former Tar Heel national champion Ed Davis. This is the first time UNC and Portland have played in men's basketball. The Tar Heels will play Arkansas or Oklahoma on Nov. 24 and Connecticut, DePaul, Michigan State or Oregon on Nov. 26.
Ed Davis is Back and Giving a Boost to the Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have established themselves as one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA this season, and Ed Davis’ work on the glass has been crucial to Portland’s No. 5 ranking in rebounds this season. Despite playing a reserve role, the former Tar Heel is averaging career highs in every rebounding category. Here is a look at his numbers:
Ed Davis Wants to Start for the Trail Blazers
According to multiple reports, forward Ed Davis has been cleared by team doctors to resume 5-on-5 play. In his Media Day interview, Davis stated that his left shoulder feels great and he expects to participate in all basketball activities once training camp opens Tuesday. Davis averaged 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 46 games last season before his season ended in March.
Off the Blazers' injured player list, Ed Davis is ready to hustle
Ed Davis isn't playing full-court basketball yet, but that's coming soon. The Trail Blazers open training camp for the 2017-18 season Sept. 25, and the veteran forward expects to be full-bore after recovering from arthroscopic surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. "The surgery and rehab went well. I'll come into camp 100 percent. I'm good to go."
Ed Davis set to return to Portland Trail Blazers’ muddled frontcourt picture
Big man Ed Davis had a stellar 2015-16 campaign, his first with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 6.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 20.8 minutes per game in his 81 regular season appearances off the bench. Davis also played in all 11 games of the Blazers’ playoff run. He averaged 5.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 18.6 minutes per game in the postseason.
Trail Blazers' Ed Davis undergoes successful surgery Tuesday
Ed Davis underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday to stabilize the labrum and everything went without a hitch, so Davis will now start the long road to recovery. Davis is expected to be at full strength prior to training camp and he'll be back for at least one more season with the Trail Blazers on a cap hit of $6.35 million for the 2017-18 season.
Portland Trail Blazers' Ed Davis on season-ending surgery: 'Definitely not a high point in my life'
One day after the Portland Trail Blazers announced that Ed Davis would undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the big man spoke to reporters about an injury he had been keeping quiet for parts of two seasons. Davis can't remember exactly when he first hurt himself -- sometime last season -- but he remembers when he aggravated it.
Trail Blazers' Ed Davis to miss rest of season after surgery
Portland center Ed Davis will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder to repair an injured labrum, it was announced Wednesday. The procedure is scheduled to be performed next Tuesday in Los Angeles. A specific prognosis will be determined for Davis following the procedure, but he is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
Ed Davis blazes his own trail in NBA
On the basketball court, Ed Davis is a spark. Davis, a former Benedictine and Hanover High star, played in 81 games for the Portland Trail Blazers last season, all providing a spark off the bench. As his NBA career has become more solidified, he wants to provide that same spark off the court.