DraftExpress.com currently has Ed Davis as a lottery pick in the 2010 draft. More specifically, the site thinks that he will be the fifth player taken overall. As I said earlier, Davis is going to miss some time due to a broken wrist, but he might not be able to play another game for UNC for another reason. Yesterday, a reader sent me a link to an agency titled, PTA Sports Management. The Founder/CEO of PTA Sports Management is an attorney named Vincent “Vinnie” Porter. Interestingly, if you go to their Clients page, you will find Ed Davis’s name listed among their Basketball Clients. There is no picture of Ed Davis, but if you click on his name, you will see that it is the same Ed Davis from Benedictine High School.
This is interesting, as I had not previously heard that Ed Davis signed with an agent and forfeited his remaining student-athlete eligibility. Has Davis committed to Porter and PTA Sports Management through a written or oral agreement, or is PTA Sports Management holding itself out as the agent of someone that they do not represent?
Amazingly enough while trying to write this entry, Ed Davis has been removed from the clients page. Strange. He was definitely listed a few minutes ago.
The Big Lead on Twitter claims to have spoken with the agency’s CEO and he admitted it was a mistake.
Porter said he believes someone hacked his site, ptasportsmanagement.com, and added information that looked as it he had been cut-and-pasted from the UNC’s media guide — such where Davis played in his school, his high school statistics, his family information. Davis’ picture had not been added to the site, and the information did look different from what was listed for other clients.
All of Davis’ information had been taken off the site by 10:10 a.m.
“We have no commitment, nothing verbally or written from Ed Davis,” Porter said.
The agent, though, said he has had contact with the Davis family; Davis’ father, Terry, is a former NBA player. Asked who contacted who, Porter said he and the family had a mutual friend in Richmond, Va., and “initially, they would have contacted me through that friend.”
Asked when the contact was made, Porter would offer no more details.
Someone hacked their website? Sure.