Carolina 'homecoming' for Raptors rookie

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

It’s 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 Wednesday’s game in Charlotte and potentially one more, although Davis won’t 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 they’re 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 won’t change anything.

“No pressure at all,” Davis said. “You always want to play good, especially in front of friends and family, but that’s not pressure. You just want to go out there and get the win. That’s 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. He’s averaging just over five minutes and five rebounds in 16 minutes a night.


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