"I am returning to North Carolina for my sophomore season and will not apply for the NBA Draft," says Davis. "I love being a student at Carolina and playing with my teammates for Coach (Roy) Williams. I'd like to play in the NBA someday, but my family and I don't think I'm ready to take that step. I'm glad this decision is behind me so I can focus on the rest of the school year and get ready to be a better player next season."Davis wished to end the speculation regarding his status for next season.
"We are ecstatic with Ed's and his family's decision to remain at North Carolina," says Williams. "I truly enjoy coaching him. We always try to recommend what is best for each individual young man. Ed's family and I did discuss his options after the season and we are happy that he will continue to be a Tar Heel."
This is extremely important. Obviously no one expects either Ty Lawson or Wayne Ellington to return and given the perceived weaknesses/uncertainty in the backcourt having great players on the interior gives UNC a base to work from. Also, UNC is in a much better position with Davis to at least have a discussion about defending their title. I, for one, am looking forward to Ed Davis with a little more strength getting 30 mins per game and joining Deon Thompson as a deadly combo on the interior.