MDC Focus: Ed Davis & Patrick Patterson

NASHVILLE, TN – Rather than rebuilding the Boo Williams AAU team reloads every year. This year the nike-sponsored club team picked up two big guys, in Patrick Patterson and Ed Davis, who will likely make a major impact at the college level a few years down the road.

Patterson and Davis both check in at 6-foot-8, but that's where the similarities end as they are very different players.

Patterson, who attends Huntington (WV) High, is a strong, bruising type big man that is a beast on the boards. While he has some offensive skills, he is primarily a defensive big man.

In his final game at the Nike Memorial Day Classic, Patterson took his game to a whole new level. With Boo Williams down by 10 at one point in the first half, Patterson took it upon himself to own the paint as he finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocked shots.

Davis on the other hand is more finesse. He has a developed jump hook and possesses a nice touch around the basket. The skill set he is equipped with is impressive so it wouldn't be surprising for him to make a move to the small forward position down the road, but he will have to improve his outside shooting.

"I'm like a power forward or a three," Davis responded when he was asked to describe his game. "I'm a runner. I run the court and block shots."

When Boo Williams played the Portland Legends, Davis rose to the occasion blocking a bunch of shots, and he always seems to score at opportune times. The Hanover (VA) High product is just a junior-to-be, and he's barely touched his potential.

Both Patterson and Davis are being recruited at the highest level. The schools recruiting Patterson the hardest are Wake Forest, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida, in which he holds scholarship offers from all four.

"It's going pretty good," Patterson said about his recruitment. "Pretty much last year not many people knew about me, but this year playing with Boo it has gotten my name out there."

Patterson made it clear that he won't make a decision until late in the year and that he is open to hearing from new schools. While they haven't yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see Duke try to get involved down the road.

"I mean they have sent me letters, but I haven't talked to them," Patterson said about the Blue Devils.

Davis, who is really just in the beginning stages of his recruitment, said that Georgetown and Virginia are his top two schools at this point. But he is being recruited by majority of the schools in the top two conferences.

"But most of the ACC and the Big East are recruiting me"..."I like all ACC and Big East schools."

Don't expect an early decision from Davis, as he said that he is just in getting involved in the recruiting process.


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