The days of quiet afternoons and few phone calls from coaches and the media are over for five-star forward Ed Davis. The 6-foot-8 forward from Richmond, Va., committed to North Carolina.
The Tar Heels were in it until the end with Virginia and Connecticut. Davis said North Carolina's tradition was a major factor.
"Their legacy and style of play were big," Davis said. "I looked at what they did with Brandan Wright and made him a lottery pick after one year. I would like to do that, if possible. I want to go there and be the best person that I can be."
Recruiting became a day-to-day ordeal, he said. Finding the fit now was perfect timing.
"To be honest, I just got tired of the process," Davis said. "I wanted to get my college decision out of the way so I can focus on my high school team and my senior year and my school work. I wanted to get this done…I just picked up my phone and I had 24 missed calls in the last hour."
Davis, the son of former NBA player Terry Davis, joins the son of another former NBA player. Larry Drew, Jr., is also committed to the Tar Heels. His father, Larry, is currently an assistant coach in the NBA.
Davis will travel to Orlando with his Boo Williams AAU team. He and a couple of his teammates won't participate in the Super Showcase, Davis said, but will play in the AAU Nationals to close out the month.
Rivals.com Jerry Meyer on Davis: "A long and athletic lefty, Davis runs the floor well and has developed a combination of effective post moves with his back to the basket. His face up skills are in the process of developing. Defensively, he holds his own on the boards and blocks shots around the rim. Developing his body will make him a more effective one-on-one defender in the post."