Height: 6' 2"
Position: Small Forward
Rennia Davis Scouting Report
Rennia Davis is the definition of all around player. She can score via creating off the dribble, catching and shooting, pick and rolling, pick and popping, or creating in the pick and roll as the ball handler. Defensively she can guard 1-4 and her long arms make her an elite defender. She can finish against size and hits big shots in big games.
• Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's College Basketball Player of the Year -- 2020-21
• SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2020-21
• Senior CLASS Award Winner-- 2020-21
• Coaches All-SEC First Team -- 2020-21
• SEC Player of the Week (12/23 & 2/23) -- 2020-21
• College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (12/21) -- 2020-21
• AP All-America Honorable Mention -- 2019-20
• USBWA All-America Honorable Mention -- 2019-20
• WBCA Coaches' All-America Honorable Mention -- 2019-20
• Coaches All-SEC First Team -- 2019-20
• SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2019-20
• Chancellor's Honors - Extraordinary Academic Achievement Award -- 2019-20
• USBWA National Player of the Week (3/2) -- 2019-20
• SEC Player of the Week (11/12, 1/28, 3/1) -- 2019-20
• College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (11/18, 3/1) -- 2019-20
• WBCA All-America Honorable Mention -- 2018-19
• Coaches All-SEC Second Team -- 2018-19
• AP All-SEC Second Team -- 2018-19
• SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2018-19
• Junkanoo Jam MVP -- 2018-19
• Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team -- 2018-19
• SEC Player of the Week (2/19) -- 2018-19
• TSWA Player of the Week (11/27) -- 2018-19
• College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (2/4) -- 2018-19
• SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2017-18
• VOLSCARS Female Rookie of the Year -- 2017-18
• SEC Freshman of the Week (11/28, 2/13) -- 2017-18
• 2020-2021: Tennessee (SEC– starting 5): 17.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 48%, 3PT: 26%, FT: 85.3%
• 2019-2020: Tennessee (SEC – starting 5): 18ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 80.2%
• 2018-2019: Tennessee (SEC– D1, starting five): 14.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 85.6%
• 2017-2018: Tennessee (SEC–D1): 12ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.7apg FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 32.9%, FT: 74%
2020-21 - SENIOR
• One of only four players in Lady Vol history to rank in the career top 10 in points, points per game, rebounds and rebounds per game. The others are Chamique Holdsclaw, Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings.
• Finished in UT career top 10 in double-doubles (4th, 39), 20-point games (5th, 23), points (9th, 1,815), points per game (9th, 15.4), rebounds (10th, 947), rebounds per game (6th, 8.03), free throw percentage (t6th, .816), field goals attempted (8th, 1,477) and field goals made (9th, 696).
• Also had 15 career buzzer-beating shots, including two game-winners, four at the half, seven at the end of the third quarter and two at the end of the first quarter.
• Scored 22 or more points in seven of her last nine games of the season, including four double-doubles.
• Led the Lady Vols in scoring and rebounding as a senior at 17.3 ppg. and 8.8 rpg. while shooting 48.0% on field goals and 85.3% on free throws.
• Those season scoring and rebounding averages tied for seventh-best all-time by a Lady Vol senior.
• In 12 SEC games: 20.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 52.3% FG, 85.2% FT, 2.5 apg.1.1 spg.
• In 15 games vs. NET Ranking Top 50 Teams: 19.1 ppg., 8.9 rpg., 46.3% FG, 83.8% FT, 2.5 apg., 0.9 spg.
• In nine games vs. Top 25 Teams: 18.1 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 44.2% FG, 88.6% FT, 2.2 apg., 1.0 spg.
• Set new NCAA highs in points (24) and rebounds (14) against MT. She has now logged double-doubles in three of four NCAA Tournament contests and is averaging 17.5 ppg. and 11.5 rpg. in games played in the NCAA Tournament.
• Tied career high with 33 points and added 14 rebounds in win vs. Ole Miss in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals on 10-19 FG, 2-3 3FG, 11-13 FT (sixth-straight game with 20+).
• Surpassed 20 points for the fifth-straight game, logging her 37th career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds against Auburn on Senior Day.
• Scored 26 second-half points, 20 of which came in the fourth quarter, to lead UT to a come-from-behind win over Missouri.
• Named SEC Player of the Week after back-to-back 20+ point performance, averaging 23.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg., and 1.5 spg. in games against No. 2/3 South Carolina and No. 22/23 Georgia.
• Turned in 24 second-half points to lead UT past No. 2/3 South Carolina, adding 12 rebounds to record her 36th career double-double and tie Glory Johnson for fourth-all time in double-doubles at Tennessee.
• Surpassed the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season, turning in a team-high 25 points against Texas A&M.
• Notched her 35th career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against No. 12 Kentucky, tying Mary Ostrowski for the fifth-most career double-doubles by a Lady Vol.
• The total of 20 rebounds marked the fifth-highest total in school history and it was the most boards by a UT player since Glory Johnson collected 21 vs. DePaul on March 19, 2012
• It also stands as the most rebounds by a Lady Vol at Thompson-Boling Arena since Daedra Charles carded 22 vs. Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) on March 16, 1991.
• Led UT with 21 points and 10 rebounds at Alabama, notching her fifth double-double of the season and the 34th of her career.
• Posted a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists against No. 13 Arkansas to surpass 1,500 career points and 800 career rebounds in the same game, becoming just the 14th Lady Vol to reach both milestones.
• Recorded her 32nd career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Lipscomb, tying Tamika Catchings for sixth all-time in career double-doubles at UT.
• Notched her 31st career double-double at No. 15 Indiana, notching 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
• After dropping 15 points against ETSU, Davis had logged 10+ points in 30-straight games and in 44 of her last 45.
• Opened her senior campaign by recording her 30th career double-double, tallying 10 points and 11 rebounds against WKU.
• Coaches & Media Preseason All-SEC First Team selection.
• Cheryl Miller Award Preseason & Midseason Watch Lists & Top Five.
• John R. Wooden Trophy Preseason, Midseason & Late Watch Lists.
• Women's Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy Preseason & Midseason Watch Lists.
• Wade Trophy Preseason & Midseason Watch Lists.
2019-20 - JUNIOR
• Earned a bachelor's degree in May 2020 in hotel, restaurant and tourism management with a minor in business administration.
• Finished junior year with 14 career shots made with the game clock running down, including two game-winning buckets, three before the half, seven at the end of the third quarter and two at the end of the first period.
• All-America honorable mention selection averaged 18.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 80.2 percent from the free throw line.
• Scoring average was the best by a Lady Vol since Candace Parker averaged 21.3 in 2008.
• She is only the fifth Lady Vol in the past 35 years to average 18.0 ppg. or higher. The others were Bridgette Gordon, Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker.
• Was first on the team in scoring, rebounding, free throws made (89) and three-pointers made (34), second in steals (28) and third in assists (74).
• Her season scoring and rebound averages rank sixth and seventh, respectively, among all-time juniors at Tennessee.
• Career rebounding (7.82) and scoring (14.9) averages rank No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, among anyone who has played for the Lady Vols, and her career free throw percentage (.804) ranks No. 10 as well.
• First-team All-SEC performer ranked second in the league in points (541) and field goals made (209), third in field goal attempts (446) and points per game (18.0), fourth in free throw percentage (80.2) and fifth in rebounds (245) and rebounds per game (8.2). She was eighth in field goal percentage (46.9).
• Against nine ranked opponents, Davis put up 19.8 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. and shot 43.8% on field goals and 84.2% on free throws vs. those teams.
• Averaged 19.9 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. vs. SEC foes while hitting 49.6% from the field and 82.8% at the charity stripe in 16 regular-season contests.
• Recorded 11 double-doubles, which tied for the seventh best total all-time by a Lady Vol junior with Cindy Noble and Shekinna Stricklen.
• Davis is tied with Bashaara Graves for 10th in UT history with 29 double-doubles during her first three seasons.
• Among active SEC players in 2019-20, Davis ranked third (29) in the league for career double-doubles, and she tied for fourth that season with 11.
• Scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games, including the last 28. Through 2019-20, she has scored in double figures in 42 of her last 43 contests.
• Hit for 15+ points on 25 occasions and tallied 20+ points six times as a junior, including a pair of 30+ efforts. She now has 13 20-point efforts during her career to rank No. 9 all-time at UT.
• With 18 points (and 13 rebounds) vs. Portland State, Davis became the 46th Lady Vol to score 1,000 points in her career. She stood at 29th on that list with exactly 1,400 through her junior year.
• Tallied a 33-point, 10-rebound double-double as UT won at #15/14 Notre Dame for the first time since 2008.
• Connected on a career-best five three-pointers in that career-high-tying scoring performance vs. the Fighting Irish.
• Named SEC Player of the Week following double-doubles at ETSU (13 pts./10 rebs.) and at Notre Dame.
• Went a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line en route to 30 points, eight rebounds and four steals vs. LSU.
• That day at the charity stripe was the best ever by a Lady Vol at Thompson-Boling Arena and ranked as the fourth-best effort in school history.
• Notched 16 points and eight rebounds at #3/5 UConn as the teams faced off for the first time since 2007.
• Chosen SEC Player of the Week after averaging 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in those games against No. 3/5 UConn and No. RV/RV LSU.
• Led the team in scoring at #13/13 Kentucky, firing in 27 points and adding six rebounds for her 10th 20+ scoring game.
• Hit a long-range trey with .08 on the clock to lift UT past Alabama, finishing with 16 points and nine rebounds.
• Carded career highs of six assists and three blocks against Texas A&M while pitching in 18 points.
• Produced 18 points and 10 rebounds at #1/2 South Carolina.
• Went 10 of 16 from the field and finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds vs. Colorado State.
• Fired in 22 points in the win at Vanderbilt for her fifth of six 20+ scoring efforts as a junior.
• Poured in 17 second-half points against Ole Miss to post the 28th double-double of her career with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
• Closed out the regular season with her third-straight double-double and 11th of the year, carding 22 points and 10 rebounds at Auburn.
• Set career highs of six assists and three blocks against #16/18 Texas A&M while tossing in 18 points.
• Tallied 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists against #22/25 Arkansas.
• Opened league play with a 19-point, 12-rebound effort vs. Missouri, pulling down eight offensive boards.
• Was on watch lists for Wade Trophy, Cheryl Miller Award, Wooden Award and Citizen Naismith Trophy, advancing to top 10 for Miller Award.
• Named to SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC First Team and Media Second Team.
2018-19 - SOPHOMORE
• Led UT in scoring (14.9), rebounding (7.7) and free throw percentage (.856) in her second season on Rocky Top.
• Ranked No. 1 in the SEC in free throw percentage, No. 8 in rebounding and No. 12 in scoring.
• Scoring average tied for No. 5 all-time by a UT sophomore, while her rebound average is the ninth-best for a second-year performer at Tennessee.
• Had the seventh-most double-doubles ever by a UT sophomore (9) and her 18 as a Lady Vol put her at No. 20 on the career list.
• Her sophomore double-double total (9) is the sixth-most by an active player in the SEC and second-most by an underclassman.
• Led Tennessee in scoring on nine occasions and was UT’s leading rebounder in 15 contests during the 2018-19 season.
• Scored in double figures a team-leading 26 times, with 16 games of 15+ points and six of 20 or more.
• Had 10 games with 10 or more rebounds.
• Hit 29 of 34 free throws inside the final four minutes of games.
• Paced UT in scoring with a season-high 29 points at Mississippi State while pulling down six boards.
• Tallied 23 points and 14 rebounds in UT’s SEC-opening win at Auburn.
• Led UT in scoring against UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
• Recorded a double-double against Stanford with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals.
• Scored 19 points while dishing out three assists against LSU in the SEC Tournament.
• Named SEC Player of the Week after posting double-doubles against Auburn (15 pts./10 rebs.) and Mizzou (16 pts./11 rebs.).
• Chosen College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week after logging double-doubles against Florida (19 pts./10 rebs.) and Vanderbilt (17 pts./12 rebs.).
• Selected MVP of the Junkanoo Jam after averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals during the tournament.
• Produced 24 points and seven rebounds in a crucial home victory over LSU.
• Tallied 16 points, two assists and a team-high eight rebounds against Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
• Knocked down three treys in the fourth quarter, leading UT scoring with 18 points in its come-from-behind win over UAB.
• Named to SEC Preseason All-SEC First Team by coaches and media.
• Advanced to Cheryl Miller Award Top 10.
• Also named to Women's Citizen Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Preseason Watch Lists.
2017-18 - FRESHMAN
• Averaged 12.0 points and 7.6 rebounds as a freshman, starting 32 of 33 games.
• Ranked No. 11 in rebounding in the SEC as a rookie, including second among freshmen.
• Finished sixth all-time in rebounds per game by a Lady Vol freshman at 7.6, leading the team on the boards six times during the 2017-18 season.
• Shot .483 from the field, .329 on three-pointers and .740 from the free throw line.
• Knocked down 25 threes to rank fourth on the team.
• Notched nine double-doubles to tie Tamika Catchings for fifth-most double-doubles ever recorded by a Lady Vol freshman. Tennessee alums ahead of her on the list are Chamique Holdsclaw (16), Sheila Frost (11), Bashaara Graves (10) and Candace Parker (10).
• Tallied 10+ points in 20 contests and led the team in scoring on five occasions.
• Scored in double figures during 13 of the final 18 games of her freshman campaign.
• Davis’ 33 points against Arkansas was the third-highest point total ever by a Lady Vol freshman behind only Tamika Catchings (35) and Candace Parker (34).
• In that Arkansas game, she added 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal, setting new career highs in points, rebounds and three pointers made.
• Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 13 after the effort vs. Arkansas and an 11-point, eight-rebound result vs. #18/18 Georgia.
• Banked in a three at the buzzer to give Tennessee a win over Auburn in the second round of the SEC Tournament; finishing with 16 points and five rebounds.
• Posted a double-double in her first NCAA appearance, tallying 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists vs. Liberty.
• Tallied solid performances vs. No. 2/4 Texas (16 pts., 10 rebs.), No. 18/24 Stanford (7 pts., 10 rebs.) and #5/5 Notre Dame (12 pts., 5 rebs.).
• Led the team in scoring with 18 points against #7/6 South Carolina while pulling down 10 rebounds in the teams' meeting in Knoxville on Feb. 25.
• Also had 18 points each vs. Alabama, Alabama State and Ole Miss.
• Named SEC Freshman of the Week (11/28) after averaging 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds as Tennessee went 3-0 at the Cancun Challenge.
• Included in that tourney, she had double-doubles vs. No. 20 Marquette (14 pts., 10 rebs.) and Oklahoma State (12 pts., 10 rebs.) and 12 points vs. South Dakota.
• Tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and added three steals in 22 minutes against James Madison in the second game of the year.
• Participated in the 2016 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials.
• Played AAU ball for Essence.
• Ranked No. 9 overall and the No. 3 wing in the 2017 Prospectsnation.com Elite 150.
• Ranked No. 12 overall and the No. 3 wing in the 2017 HoopGurlz espnW Top 100.
• McDonald’s All-American (2017).
• Played in Jordan Brand Classic (2017).
• MaxPreps First-Team All-American (2017).
• WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (2017).
• Naismith Honorable Mention All-American (2017).
• Florida Gatorade Girls Player of the Year (2017).
• Florida Miss Basketball (2017).
• FABC 4A All-State First Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
• Finished her career with 2,304 points.
• Averaged 26.3 ppg., 10.5 rpg. and 3.4 apg. while leading the Trojans to the 2017 state title.
• Averaged 20.3 ppg., 10.4 rpg. and 3.1 apg. as a junior in 2016 en route to a state championship.
• Was named MVP of the 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals at Madison Square Garden.
• Tallied 17.9 ppg. and 8.8 rpg. as a sophomore, and 12.0 ppg. and 4.9 rpg. as a freshman.
• Career highs included 43 points, 21 rebounds, 11 assists and nine steals.
• Member of National Honor Society and National Beta Club.
2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
2020 First Team All ACC
2020 All ACC Defensive Team
Univ of Louisville’s all-time leader in blocks
• Full name is Rennia Tyi Davis.
• Nickname is “Re.”
• First and middle names are pronounced reh-NYE-uh TIE
• Born on Feb. 24, 1999, in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Mother is Sheretta Davis.
• Has two siblings, Rodnetta Chandler and Shavonna Davis.
• Taking advantage of the Early College Program at Ribault, Rennia earned an Associate of Arts degree from Florida State College while she was in high school.
• Enjoys cooking and playing pool.
• Would like to own a restaurant someday.
• Graduated from UT in May 2020 with a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management with a minor in business administration.
• Spent 2020-21 season working toward a master's in agricultural leadership, education and communications.
• Recipient of the Bernard Kaplan Scholarship Endowment and the Lloyd Lawson Thornton Winners' Circle Scholarship For Forward.
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