Coming out of Benedictine High School, Ed Davis was the talk of Virginia, a state known for its high level of basketball more than its production in any other sport. Ed Davis played with the very popular Boo Williams AAU squad, and when the time came to pick the college that he would attend, Davis had no problem selecting the University of North Carolina. UNC took Davis with open arms. Scout.com rated Davis as a five-star recruit and placed him fourth at his position and fifteenth overall in his class (all positions considered).
In his Freshman season at UNC, Ed Davis had the honor of being part of a National Championship squad. In his Sophomore season, Ed Davis cannot be thrilled when he looks at his school’s record. UNC is 14-12 and only 3-8 in the ACC. To make matters worse, he recently broke his wrist, which will keep Davis on the sidelines for roughly six weeks. But that may not be the worst of his problems.
DraftExpress.com currently has Ed Davis as a lottery pick in the 2010 draft. More specifically, the site thinks that he will be the fifth player taken overall. As I said earlier, Davis is going to miss some time due to a broken wrist, but he might not be able to play another game for UNC for another reason. Yesterday, a reader sent me a link to an agency titled, PTA Sports Management. The Founder/CEO of PTA Sports Management is an attorney named Vincent “Vinnie” Porter. Interestingly, if you go to their Clients page, you will find Ed Davis’s name listed among their Basketball Clients. There is no picture of Ed Davis, but if you click on his name, you will see that it is the same Ed Davis from Benedictine High School.
This is interesting, as I had not previously heard that Ed Davis signed with an agent and forfeited his remaining student-athlete eligibility. Has Davis committed to Porter and PTA Sports Management through a written or oral agreement, or is PTA Sports Management holding itself out as the agent of someone that they do not represent?