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Only a sophomore, varsity basketball star Ed Davis has already drawn Division 1A coaches to Hanover High School (Richmond, VA) to watch him play in person. There is certainly a buzz around this central Virginia star who, after a stellar sophomore season, will likely only continue to get better as he heads into his junior year.
“Seth Greenberg’s been up to watch him a couple times, Dave Leitao’s been up to watch him, Notre Dame was down to watch him, VCU and Richmond were both here, William & Mary was here, and most of the ACC schools except for Florida State and Miami have called or written and expressed interest in him,” Hanover head coach Mike Rohr said.
A 6-6 freshman, Davis added two inches to his height and currently stands at 6-8, 210 pounds. He plays center for Hanover, which went 13-12 this season. After improving on his strength and explosiveness last off-season, Davis almost doubled his points per game average this season.
“His shooting touch is much improved – 15 feet and in he’s got an excellent touch – and he’s hit a couple of 3s this year,” Rohr said. “He’s slowly backing it out to where I think he’s going to be a threat from 3-pointe range next year if he keeps working on it the way he has been. He’s very good at taking advantage at what the defense is doing to him. He’s got a great feel once he gets to the basket and he’s hard to handle once he gets that position underneath. He knows how to handle the ball and he can take the bigger people away from the basket. That’s makes him tough as well. He averaged 24.5 points per game this year I believe, up 10 points from last year. I think he needs 35 more points for 1,000 points in his career.”
Davis is not just an offensive-minded player, either. He gets it done in the post, defensively and rebounding-wise.
“The fact that he dominates the game the way he does as a sophomore is impressive to think about,” Rohr said. “He commands two or three guys on him on the offensive end on every possession and is blocking 8 shots a game, rebounding 13 a game. He almost averaged a triple-double per game. He’s got a great feel defensively. He’s got great timing. I think he only fouled out of one game all year, and that was in double-overtime. So in terms of blocking shots, he’s got excellent timing. Rebounding, he puts himself in great position. He...
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