Jessica Davenport

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Jessica Davenport
Personal information
Born (1985-06-24) June 24, 1985 (age 31)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Independence (Columbus, Ohio)
College Ohio State (2003–2007)
WNBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career 2007–present
Position Center
Career history
2007–2008 New York Liberty
2009–2013 Indiana Fever
Stats at

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.

Ohio State statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003-04 Ohio State 31 389 62.2 - 65.4 5.7 1.0 0.6 2.6 12.5
2004-05 Ohio State 35 677 58.7 25.0 77.2 9.3 1.6 0.8 3.3 19.3
2005-06 Ohio State 32 598 61.8 53.8 74.2 8.9 1.8 0.6 3.1 18.7
2006-07 Ohio State 32 639 59.7 11.1 79.2 9.6 2.5 0.8 2.8 20.0
Career Ohio State 130 2303 60.4 34.6 75.0 8.4 1.7 0.7 3.0 17.7

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]


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.[7]

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. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015. 
  3. ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Women's Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  4. ^ "TWENTY-SECOND WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES – 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Australia, France, Hungary, Poland March 1 – April 13, 2006". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  6. ^ "2007–08 USA Basketball Women's National Team". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  7. ^ "2009 WNBA Transactions". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 

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