Ohio State's Davenport Named Player of the Week

Nov. 27, 2006

Jessica Davenport, Ohio State
SR, 6-5, C, Columbus, Ohio/Independence

Davenport turned in three consecutive double-double performances in wins over No. 22 Boston College, Cornell and Montana this past week and averaged 21.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over that stretch.  The latter two wins earned No. 6/6 Ohio State its sixth-consecutive Buckeye Classic tournament title and helped Davenport claim Most Valuable Player honors for the third year in a row.  After posting 19 points and 11 boards in a double-overtime win against Boston College, Davenport shot 18-of-21 on 85 percent shooting while blocking 12 shots in the two Buckeye Classic wins.  This is Davenport's first weekly honor of the season and 10th of her career, which is second all-time behind the 17 of Penn State's Kelly Mazzante.