USA: Davis Will Re-Visit UNC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- Ed Davis' recruitment is almost over. The 6-foot-8 rising senior has narrowed down his list and is looking to take one final visit before he makes his final decision.

"It's starting to wind down," he said at the USA Men's Basketball Development Festival. "I have a top three, but I haven't really called any schools and said ‘I'm not coming there' yet."

The top three schools are Virginia, Connecticut and North Carolina. He took a recent visit to Connecticut and came away with a good impression of the school and its coach.

"The visit went real good, and I got to figure out the school and how I'd fit in," Davis said. "I found out everything I needed to know. I like the program they have. When we went there the NBA players were coming back, so it wasn't like they were going there and don't like Coach Calhoun. They all like him."

With his visit to Connecticut out of the way, Davis said he has a visit to North Carolina on tap before he makes his decision. The Tar Heels have had him on campus once before, to attend a game last season, but Davis said he didn't get the full tour.

"I'm going to take another visit to North Carolina so I can sit down and talk to them because I haven't done that yet," said Davis, who noted the specific date of the visit has not yet been schedule.

"They are trying to get me and Al-Farouq [Aminu] to [commit]."

Davis, who lives in Richmond, is in close driving distance to the University of Virginia, and has been on their campus a few times. The Cavaliers staff recruited him early on, and it has paid off.

"They were like the first school that started recruiting me hard," he said. "It's a 45-minute ride from home and is the in-state school."

This week Davis is participating in the USA Festival, and it has certainly been an adjustment for him. Davis is used to being the man on every team he plays on, but here his shots have been limited.

"I'm okay, but I'm not playing my best right now," he said. "Sometimes I might go three minutes without touching the ball because we have so many good people on our team. I can't get mad because they are scoring. It's just a lot different.

"I like it here. There are some things I like about it and some things I don't like about it, but that's just how things are."

In his morning session game Saturday, Davis stepped up his play and turned out his best performance of the weekend. Scout.com's No. 2-ranked player went for 12 points (5-5) and 14 rebounds.

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