Thursday, April 30, 2009

Josh Davis Impressive at the Triangle Slam Dunk Contest

Every year the Apex Police Department teams up with Apex High School to bring the "Cops vs. Jocks Challenge." Usually the police officers team up to take on the Apex High basketball team but this year they switched things up a bit.

The format was a 3 point shoot-out, followed by a skills competition and capped off by a dunk contest. The dunk contest was headlined by future college stars Earnest Ross (Auburn), Garrius Adams (Miami) and the man we were there to see, 2009 NC State commit Josh Davis.

Davis impressed with a high flying arsenal that included a 2-handed windmill, a leap over an Athens drive student, a Vince Carter-esque forearm through the rim and a, literally, off the wall ally-oop slam that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Josh placed 2nd to Earnest Ross (Auburn), who was absolutely filthy, throwing down reverse 360s and violent tomahawks. Here is the official Josh Davis Triangle Slam Dunk Contest Video.


8 Responses to "Josh Davis Impressive at the Triangle Slam Dunk Contest"
  1. Anonymous said...
    April 30, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Great coverage WPH!!! Josh looks like he can get up pretty well! add some handles and a mid range jumper and he will be a force to be reconed with. I esp love the kid at the end of his last dunk who ran up with a state hat to get him to sign infront of everyone!! priceless!!! Great job JOSH!!!!

    -Pack Leader

  2. ppack3 said...
    April 30, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    Thanks for the vid post, WPH. Josh looks like he can get up and finish. I love to see guys coming in that are pumped up just to wear some red and white State gear, and show everyone their allegiance. He can certainly be a 'heart' guy in the locker room, and will up the appreciation quotient amongst the players. Josh could be the diamond in the rough that surprises everyone. That's one of the reasons I follow NCSU sports so closely...because of stories like Josh's.
    Good showing, Josh. You represent the Pack well. Go State!

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    We agree. The more we watch of Josh, the more excited we get.

  4. Anonymous said...
    April 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM


    Any clue when the national team rankings will be finalized. right now i know the pack is ranked #19 but you would have to think that with the additions of Big V and J Davis that we would slide up....

    -Pack Leader

    Side note- just to me but Josh really reminds me of a recruit out of enloe that State was very interested in but ended up missing- Chris Wilcox. State ended up with his teammate Michael bell who flopped. i know hes a little shorter than chris, but he has explosion and huge potential just like Wilcox.... IMO

  5. Lynda said...
    April 30, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    No matter what his rating, I like the way this kid looks. I predict that we're going to really enjoy watching him play at State for the next 4 years.

  6. Kris said...
    May 1, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    IMO we really need a player like Josh Davis. A local guy who has always loved this school and had dreams of playing hear. You have to realize we are biased and we think nc state is great but for these young kids who are <18 years old, they dont know our history and our passion for winning except through their elders. It is easy for their passion for a team to be switched when you have hundreds of kids/peers twitting in your ear about the national brand names that get so much press. We have to work up the ladder the hard way and this kid is a step in the right direction. Remember, kids that are being recruited aren't just being told why they should go to a school but they're also told why they shouldn't go to a school by opposing recruiters. We're happy to have you Josh

  7. Anonymous said...
    May 1, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Great teams have role players that do the little things well. Players that are willing to do the "non-glamorous" things like defend, rebound, set screens, block out, help on defense and hit the floor for loose balls. This is what this kid will bring. Not to mention he is above average atheletically and can score as well. If he grows to 6'8" or 6'9" watch out.

  8. jeremy said...
    May 1, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    This guy is athletic! I really like seeing all the athleticsm that Sid's bringing in. Practices are going to be intense.

    Josh may not see many minutes next year, but i think he's going to have a solid career at state, and a few highlights along the way! The best thing is knowing he's a local-boy and long-time fan!


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