Davenport verbally commits to Rutgers

Published 2:22 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018

After a lot of anticipation, Charles Henderson senior Maori Davenport announced via Facebook that she will be attending Rutgers University.

The senior basketball star announced last week that she dwindled her potential schools down to just four in Rutgers, Mississippi State, Georgia and Louisville.

Davenport finished last season scoring 18 points per game with 12 rebounds, 5.4 blocked shots and making 67 percent of her shots.

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Davenport helped lead the Trojans to the Class 5A state championship last season. It was Charles Henderson’s first ever state championship in basketball.

Davenport helped lead the Trojans to a state championship appearance during her junior season. Although in a losing effort, Davenport set a record when she blocked 19 shots. She finished the game with 25 rebounds and finished with a triple-double.

After the 2018 basketball season came to a close, Davenport was a member of Team USA’s under 18 team this summer. Davenport and Team USA took home the FIBA U18 Americas World Championship.
Davenport played a big part in her team’s success. She finished the tournament seventh on the team in scoring with 47 total points, good enough for 7.8 points per game. She had a team-high 16 blocked shots, while averaging seven rebounds per game. For her efforts, Davenport was selected to the All-Tournament team.

Davenport will be coached by head coach C. Vivian Stringer. Stringer has been at the helm since the 1995 season.