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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) scores on a dunk against Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis (21) in the first half at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2014. UPI/Mark Goldman
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Edward Adam "Ed" Davis (born June 5, 1989 in Washington, D.C.) is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors. 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) in the NBA with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards. Davis is considered by scouts as a dynamic scorer around the basket due to his smooth play and left-handed shot. Not only known for his offense, scouts praise his shot blocking and rebounding abilities. He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.

Ed Davis spent his first two years of high school playing basketball at Hanover High School (Mechanicsville, Virginia) before transferring to Benedictine High School. There, he led Benedectine to two state championships while averaging 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks as a senior. He accompanied former 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. Davis and Zeller were also named to the 2008 Parade All-American Boy's Basketball 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.

Ed Davis played in every game during the 2008–2009 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, Davis came off the bench to score 11 points and grab a team-high 8 rebounds, helping the Tar Heels to a 89–72 win over Michigan State. Davis was also named to the 2009 All-Freshman Team and was co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Player award.

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