UTC Women’s Basketball Team Adds Clemson Transfer Shelbie Davenport
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The UTC women’s basketball roster grew by one over the weekend with the addition of Clemson transfer Shelbie Davenport to the 2015-16 roster, UTC Head Coach Jim Foster announced today.
Davenport, a 6-0 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., was second in scoring for the Tigers. She started 20 games and saw action in 29-of-30 in her freshman year. She was second on the team in scoring with 8.6 points per game and led the team in scoring in six games. She was the top rebounder for the Tigers five times last season.
In the season opener against Southern Conference opponent UNCG, Davenport was 4-of-8 from beyond the arc and had a game-high 18 points as a starter. She followed that with 17 points two days later against Troy with three steals. She scored in double figures 14 times including seven of the last eight games.
She was second on the team in minutes per game (28.0) and 3-point field goals with 43 and 3-point field goals attempted (143) which set a freshman record. Davenport was third on the team in steals with 37 and free throws made (38) and attempted (46).
She scored a career-high 19 points at Boston College making 4-of-9 from beyond the arc and was 3-of-3 from the free throw line. She pulled down three rebounds and had two steals in the game.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Davenport will have to sit out next season, but will be able to practice with the team. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.
· Played in 29 of 30 games, starting 20
· 2nd on the team in scoring (8.6 ppg), minutes per game (28.0), three-point field goals made (43) and attempted (143), and charges taken (18)
· 3rd in steals (37) free throw attempts made (38) and attempted (46)
· Scored in double-figures 14 times, including in seven of the last eight games
· Hit 9 of final 15 three-point attempts, finishing with a .301 3FG% for the season
· Set Clemson freshman record with 143 three-point attempts
· Scored career-high 19 points at Boston College
· Averaged 18.3 points, 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior
· 2x State Champion at Riverdale High School, including a 35-0 junior season
· MVP State Farm Classic
· All-state and All-district Selection
· Prospectsnation.com: three-star recruit
· Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 camper
· All-Star Girls Report: No. 277 for class of 2014
· ESPN position rank: 25