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When it comes to the sport of basketball, Jessica Davenport has pretty much done it all. The Columbus, Ohio native has collected championships and awards all over the globe against the best women’s players the game has to offer.
Amazingly enough, Davenport didn’t even start playing basketball until she discovered her talent in middle school gym class. Jessica won a free throw shooting contest at her school to qualify for the city tournament where she took home 1st place at the event. The following year she joined the school basketball team and has been dominating ever since.
At 6′ 5″, 215 lbs, Davenport became one of the top prep centers in the country at Independence High School in Franklin County, where she became a WBCA All-American in 2003, scoring eight points in the McDonald’s All-America game. Her impressive size and skill-set caught the attention of dozens of college programs around the nation, but a number of factors led Davenport to hometown school Ohio State.
Staying close to home would prove to be a wise decision for the coveted prospect, averaging nearly 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks per game as a 4-year starter for the Buckeyes. Davenport was named Big Ten freshman of the year in 2004, then won a record three consecutive Big Ten Player of the Year awards between 2005-2007. She was then selected number two overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars and traded to the New York Liberty, developing a reputation as a consistent scorer and shot blocker.
Davenport would also play with the United States Women’s Basketball squad, winning a gold medal in 2005 as the teams third leading scorer. She would later win silver at the 2006 Opals World Challenge and play during a two-year unbeaten stretch on the Tour of Italy and Australian Exhibition between 2007-2008.
As a professional, Davenport won a WNBA championship with the Indiana Fever in 2012, before walking away on top of the sport with a nagging leg injury. Jessica says playing basically non-stop from high school through her final days in the WNBA took a toll on her body.
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