UNC Basketball: Ed Davis signs with Xinjiang Flying Tigers

The former UNC basketball standout is set to continue his professional basketball career with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China.

Former UNC basketball standout Ed Davis is heading to China, as his professional basketball career will continue with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

After being selected with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Davis made a name for himself as a professional. Known as an above-average rebounder, Davis played in 722 regular-season games, including 106 starts for various franchises, such as the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers. He also made a combined 33 postseason appearances with three different clubs.

His latest NBA appearance came during the 2021-2022 season when he appeared in 31 games for the Cavaliers. Unable to land a contract to remain in the NBA, Davis took his talents to Puerto Rico, as he averaged more than 13 points and 16 rebounds per contest for the Guaynabo Mets last season.

The now 34-year-old will look to use this opportunity in China to find his way back to the States to resume his NBA career. Given his veteran presence and rebounding ability, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him land back on his feet with an NBA team in the near future, especially with a contending team that could benefit from what he can bring to the table.

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