Davenport not named to all-star game

Published 9:47 pm Friday, March 8, 2019

The rosters for the upcoming AHSAA All-Star basketball game were released earlier this week and a familiar name was left off the roster.

Charles Henderson senior Maori Davenport, who missed 16 games of the 2018-2019 season was not selected by a panel of coaches.

Davenport played in just 16 games this season after she was ruled ineligible by the AHSAA for receiving payment by USA basketball for her time on Team USA’s U18 basketball team last summer.

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Davenport’s case received national attention from ESPN’s Jay Bilas, who advocated for Davenport to be reinstated. Athletes such as Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant also came to the defense of the Trojan senior.

After a lawsuit was filed by the Davenport family, a Pike County judge issued a temporary restraining order, allowing Davenport rejoin her team.

Davenport and the Trojans fell to Ramsay in the Southeast Regional finals in Montgomery. Davenport finished the season averaging nearly 14 points per game with 10 rebounds. Davenport will attend and play basketball at Rutgers University next winter.