Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association
2015 GCBLA INDUCTEE
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 at 6’5” is 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. Davenport was a member of the United States women’s national basketball team in 2005 and 2006, while at OSU, 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. Jessica joined the National team in 2006 for the 2006 Opals World Challenge. The team went 4-1. She was also part of the National team in 2007-08 that went 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. She developed a reputation as a consistent scorer and strong post presence. Jessica was later signed by the Indiana Fever.