|Born||June 24, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Independence (Columbus, Ohio)|
|College||Ohio State (2003–2007)|
|WNBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the New York Liberty|
|2007–2008||New York Liberty|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Jessica Davenport, born June 24, 1985, is an American basketball player, formerly a reserve center for the WNBA's Indiana Fever. She previously played for The Ohio State University's women's basketball team.
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.
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
|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|
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. 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. 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. 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.
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 has expressed a desire to pursue a career in marketing at the conclusion of her basketball career.
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- "TWENTY-SECOND WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2005". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
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- "2007-08 USA Basketball Women's National Team". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
- "2009 WNBA Transactions". Retrieved June 19, 2009.