Selected No. 13 by the Toronto Raptors
College: North Carolina
NBA Position: Power Forward
Hometown: Richmond, VA
High School: Benedictine
NBA Comparison: Marcus Camby
Strengths: Ed Davis has great length and athleticism to play the power forward position at the next level. Davis uses his length to his advantage on the offensive end as he is very solid with his left hand around the basket. Davis is great at sealing his man and finding open spots in the paint to receive passes near the rim for easy baskets. Davis’ also has nice form on his jump shot; with a lot more practice he could develop range out to 20 feet. Davis is a great on ball and help defender, he is an elite shot blocker with great timing as he averages less than two fouls a game. Davis also uses his superior length and athleticism to be a very productive rebounder. Davis is thin, but has a solid frame; he should be able to add more bulk and strength over the years.
Weaknesses: Davis lacks the strength to dominate at that NBA level currently. Davis is constantly pushed out of position during post play, and he can be out-muscled for rebounds on both ends. Davis’ durability is in question as well; he has played with nagging injuries most of the ’09-’10 season and is now out the next six weeks with a broken wrist. Davis is too passive on offense, he is not very aggressive with the ball in the post and he hardly ever uses a face up game. He relies too heavily on his left hand, as he will sometimes launch awkward running one-hander instead of a set shot. Davis needs to work on utilizing his right hand on offense, as well as establishing a few go-to post moves.