North Carolina's Ed Davis went through an individual workout yesterday at the Fieldhouse. Not sure what the Pacers could take from his on-court work, but he certainly showed something different with his interview.
Davis skipped the Nuke LaLoosh answersduring the post-workout interview scrum and instead boldly expressed his belief that he's the best power forward option in the draft. He even admitted that he follows all of the mock drafts and takes issue with his critics. You have to appreciate the candid conversation, especially after hearing so many canned conversations by prospects just trying to get out of the Fieldhouse without saying anything substantive.
Today the Pacers bring in some athletic wing players to workout, including Butler's Gordon Hayward. Joining Hayward will be Stanley Robinson (UConn), James Anderson (Oklahoma State), Manny Harris (Michigan), Elijah Millsap (UAB), and Patrick Sullivan (SE Louisiana).
After the jump, some links of interest including more on Davis's workout and some love from Poughkeepsie for Rik Smits.
UNC's Davis confident about draft
Mike Wells reports on Ed Davis skipping the pleasantries and getting straight to how he feels about his NBA future. Also, Gordon Hayward has been invited to New York for the draft. That has to be a good sign for the former Butler player.
PACERS: Pacers Mock Draft Database
Here's an update on the various mock drafts as of today.
Ed Davis is a popular mock draft pick for the Pacers at No. 10
Larry Hawley reports on the solo workout by Ed Davis at the Fieldhouse yesterday.
Former Marist player, Pacer known as 'class act' on and off the court
Sean T. McMann finds that Marist College remains proud of alum Rik Smits.
Coaches: Stardom never went to Smits' head
More love from Poughkeepsie for Rik Smits as his former coaches chime in on the big fella.
Indiana Pacers, Emmis Communications Renew Partnership
Mark Boyle and Slick Leonard are dialed in for another year of calling Pacer games on WIBC 93.1FM. Bit of a change moving the games from 1070 The Fan to the FM side, but all else should be the same. I actually saw Boyle out walking this morning when I was dropping my kid off at Butler for hoop camp. My son asked why Boyle was wearing his pajama bottoms. Legitimate question.