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Strengths: Davis is an excellent college player and possesses very good strength for a big man. He's also very coordinated and light on his feet for a man his size, showing the potential of solid ball-handling skills and a face-up game. Davis is also a very good rebounder at the college level because of his strength and motor.
Weaknesses: Davis is undersized for a power forward in regards to height, and also has had conditioning problems. He doesn't always play to his strengths on the offensive end, and it's unclear how he's going to score consistently at the next level. He lacks height, length, and explosiveness in the post. His mid-range game is not fully developed. Davis also has problems staying in front of his man when playing perimeter defense.
Outlook: Davis projects as a mid-second rounder in the draft, but he could realistically go anywhere in the second round. It depends if teams want to take a chance on a possible "tweener." If Davis improves his conditioning and continues improving his mid-range game, he can be a nice contributor in the NBA. However, he will be nowhere near as effective as he was in college.
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