Carolina 'homecoming' for Raptors rookie

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

Its not quite going home, but returning to North Carolina is something sweet nonetheless for Ed Davis.

The rookie power forward is expecting 13 or 14 family and friends for Wednesdays game in Charlotte and potentially one more, although Davis wont be responsible for getting him a ticket.

University of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams told Davis a couple of weeks ago that he was probably going to be at the game.

I think theyre honouring (Michael) Jordan (another UNC alum and the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats) at halftime so he said he had to be there, Davis said.

For Davis though, the personal cheering section wont change anything.

No pressure at all, Davis said. You always want to play good, especially in front of friends and family, but thats not pressure. You just want to go out there and get the win. Thats it.

The game will mark the eighth of Davis young NBA career. He sat out the first 17 recovering from a meniscus tear in his right knee. Hes averaging just over five minutes and five rebounds in 16 minutes a night.


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