Davis, who began his college career at NC State in the same class as Richard Howell and Scott Wood, has one year of eligibility remaining. It is unknown at this time if Davis will pursue a professional career or transfer to another school, but by receiving his release he is free to talk with other programs.
NC State pursuing Davis would make a lot of sense. A Raleigh (NC) native, he played his high school ball at Athens Drive and grew up a NC State fan prior to signing with the Wolfpack. Also, there is a need for another big man on the roster following the early departure of C.J. Leslie and the graduation of Howell.
Davis is similar in a lot of ways to Howell... he is an undersized forward who can really rebound the basketball. In his first season at Tulane Davis averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
He followed that up with a huge junior year, where the 6-foot-8, 210-pounder averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds as he was named first-team All-CUSA.
He had 27 points in the season opener against Georgia Tech (12-15 shooting), and had games of 18 points and 12 rebounds against Alabama and 19 points and 13 rebounds at Nebraska.
Davis finished the season with 19 double-doubles.
It's unconfirmed right now as to if NC State will be in the mix for Davis, but the thought is several high-major programs will pursue a player of his caliber who is eligible to play in the 2013-2014 season.