In the recently released Scout.com Top 50 rankings for the 2008 class, Ed Davis was rated a five-star prospect and the number four overall recruit. He is also rated a five-star prospect by Rivals.com, which has him as the number eight overall recruit in the 2008 class. We caught up with the star rising junior, who talked about changing to a new school, which programs are his current favorites and his experience with the Boo Williams AAU squad this summer.
The 6-8, 210-pound Davis is transferring from Hanover High School, where he averaged 24.5 points and 13 rebounds per game last season, to one of the top private school programs in the state of Virginia in Benedictine High School. In fact, his first day at Benedictine is on Monday.
“I decided to go there not just for basketball, but because of academics,” Davis said. “It will help me maintain my grades and get a higher GPA. It will help me prepare for college.”
Davis is not only coming off an impressive sophomore season with Hanover, but he is coming off a solid performance throughout the ACC circuit. He played for Boo Williams’ AAU squad, which boasted some of the top talents in the 2007 recruiting class including PF Patrick Patterson and G Chris Wright.
“It was a good experience,” Davis said of playing for Boo Williams. “I played with some good players, which helped me out. And then I played against good competition, which helped me out too.
“I always knew I could play on that level. This just helped to show me where I’m at and what I need to improve on.”
In terms of a specific aspect of his game, Davis, who is a talented player all around, says he improved his ballhandling over the summer. He is a versatile player and this is shown by what position most schools are recruiting him to play.
“Mostly, like a forward who can step out. You know, like a four/three type of player,” Davis said of the position schools are recruiting him to play. “Most coaches are looking at me as a mix between a four or a three.”
His game has caught the attention of some of the nation’s top programs.
“Offers are starting to pick up now,” Davis said. “Some of the offers I have are Virginia, Virginia Tech, U-Conn, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Maryland … that’s...
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