Ed Davis (basketball)

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Ed Davis
Ed Davis of Memphis Grizzlies in March 2013.jpg
Davis during his tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies
No. 21 – Los Angeles Lakers
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-06-05) June 5, 1989 (age 25)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Hanover (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Benedictine (Richmond, Virginia)
College North Carolina (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
20102013 Toronto Raptors
2010 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
20132014 Memphis Grizzlies
2014–present Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Edward Adam "Ed" Davis (born June 5, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (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) 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.

High school career[edit]

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. 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]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Davis was listed as the No. 4 power forward and the No. 15 player in the nation in 2008.[2]

College career[edit]

Davis played in every game during the 2008–09 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. In the 2009 NCAA championship game, 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.[3] Davis was also named to the 2009 All-Freshman Team and was co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Player award.[1]

In April 2009, Davis announced he would return to North Carolina after his freshman year instead of declaring for the NBA draft.[3] In February 2010, he suffered a broken wrist in a loss to Duke, which effectively ended his season. In 2009–10, he played 23 games, averaging 13.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.8 blocks per game.[4]

In April 2010, Davis declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.[5] He signed with sports agent, Rob Pelinka.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

Davis was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. On July 6, 2010, Davis signed with the Raptors.[7] After a month with the Raptors, Davis was assigned to the Erie BayHawks. On November 29, 2010, Davis was recalled by the Raptors. 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.

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

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.[8]

On June 30, 2014, the Grizzlies declined the opportunity to tender a qualifying offer to Davis, making him an unrestricted free agent.[9]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

On July 23, 2014, Davis signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

  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


Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Toronto 65 17 24.6 .576 .000 .555 7.1 .6 .6 1.0 7.7
2011–12 Toronto 66 9 23.2 .513 .000 .670 6.6 .9 .6 1.0 6.3
2012–13 Toronto 45 24 24.2 .549 .000 .647 6.7 1.2 .6 0.8 9.7
2012–13 Memphis 36 4 15.1 .517 .000 .569 4.4 .2 .4 1.3 5.1
2013–14 Memphis 63 4 15.2 .534 .000 .528 4.1 .4 .3 .7 5.7
Career 275 58 20.8 .542 .000 .596 5.9 .7 .5 .9 6.9


2013 Memphis 8 0 6.0 .417 .000 .750 1.4 .0 .0 .1 1.6
2014 Memphis 7 0 3.6 .300 .000 .000 2.1 .0 .1 .4 0.9
Career 15 0 4.9 .364 .000 .600 1.7 .0 .1 .3 1.3

Personal life[edit]

Davis is the son of Angela Jones and Terry Davis.[1]

See also[edit]


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