Jessica Davenport

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Jessica Davenport
Born (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 29)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Ohio State
Draft 2nd overall, 2007
New York Liberty
WNBA career 2007–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
New York Liberty (2007–2008)
Indiana Fever (2009–2013)

Jessica Davenport, born June 24, 1985, is a reserve center for the WNBA's Indiana Fever. She previously played for The Ohio State University's women's basketball team.

High school[edit]

Davenport played for Independence High School in Columbus, Ohio, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points.[1]


Davenport is 6'5" tall and weighs 215 pounds. Noted for her blocking and rebounding ability, she guided Ohio State to a 29–3 season and a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in 2005.

USA Basketball[edit]

Davenport was a member of the United States women's national basketball team in 2005 and 2006, while at Ohio state, and in 2007 and 2008 while on the New York Liberty team.[2] Davenport was the third leading scorer on the 2005 World University Games Team in Izmir, Turkey. She helped the team to a 7–0 record, and a gold medal at the event.[3] Davenport joined the National team in 2006 for the 2006 Opals World Challenge. The team went 4–1. winning all games other than the final against Australia.[4] Davenport was also part of the National team in 2007–08, participating on the Tour of Italy and the Australia Exhibition. The National team was 4–0 on the Tour of Italy and 2–0 at the Australia Exhibition.[5]


Davenport was drafted second overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft. Immediately thereafter, Davenport's rights were traded to the New York Liberty along with the Silver Stars' 2008 first round draft pick in exchange for guard Becky Hammon and the Liberty's second round pick in 2008. Within the Liberty's first five games, she developed a reputation as a consistent scorer and strong post presence.

Davenport was waived by the Liberty prior to the 2009 season. She was signed by the Fever as a replacement for the injured Yolanda Griffith.[6]

Davenport has expressed a desire to pursue a career in marketing at the conclusion of her basketball career.


  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Women's Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ "TWENTY-SECOND WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES – 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Australia, France, Hungary, Poland March 1 – April 13, 2006". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  5. ^ "2007–08 USA Basketball Women's National Team". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  6. ^ "2009 WNBA Transactions". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 

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