University of North Carolina sophomore forward Ed Davis is entering the 2010 NBA Draft. Davis was Carolina's second-leading scorer, top rebounder and shot blocker this season. He missed the last 13 games due to a broken left wrist.
"I've had two great years at North Carolina both as a player and a student and now I want to pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA," says Davis. "I love being a Tar Heel and am proud to know that I will always be part of this unique family. I want to thank Coach Williams for giving me the opportunity to play for Carolina. My coaches and teammates have helped me develop as a player and a person and I will miss helping them get the Tar Heel program back on top.
"Winning the national championship my first year is a special memory that will last a lifetime. I will continue to work on my degree, something I have promised my parents I would do. Even though I am giving up my final two years of eligibility, I will continue to pursue my family's dream of earning my college degree.
"I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the student body here and I want to thank the students and all the Carolina fans for their support. Right now I want to finish the school year in good shape academically and get ready for the next step in my basketball career. Finally, my family and I again want to thank Coach Williams for giving me the opportunity to play for the Tar Heels and create so many great memories."
Davis is ranked seventh in RealGM's most recent Top 100 for the 2010 NBA Draft.