Basketball: Lady Techsters add 6-foot-5 graduate transfer

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RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech just got a little taller.

Head coach Brooke Stoehr announced the addition of 6-foot-5-inch forward Jadona Davis to the Lady Techster roster as a graduate transfer.

Davis spent the past two years at South Alabama after beginning here collegiate career at Middle Tennessee.

“We are excited to add Jadona to the Lady Techster family,” said Stoehr. “She brings great length and experience to our group. Jadona will add depth to our interior attack as a shot blocker and scorer. We look forward to her joining us in Ruston as she pursues a graduate degree from Louisiana Tech.” 

Davis played at Wayne County High School in Mississippi where she earned all-state honors her senior season after averaging 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks per game. She was selected as the region 5-5A Offensive Player of the Year that season and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee.

“I am excited to join the Louisiana Tech Women’s basketball family,” said Davis. “It is an honor to be a part of a program with such great history and a remarkable legacy. I chose to play for Coach Stoehr because of the energy and commitment she dedicates to the team. I believe dynamic success is in store for Louisiana Tech, and I look forward to contributing to the elevation of the program.”

Davis signed with Middle Tennessee and lettered two years for the Blue Raiders, seeing action in 19 games. She eventually transferred to South Alabama and after sitting out in 2019-20 due to the NCAA transfer rule,

Davis saw action in 21 games last year while averaging 5 points and 3 rebounds a contest. She shot 40 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the free throw line and was second on the team with 22 blocked shots.

She is the fourth Division I transfer that Tech has landed this offseason, joining Gabbie Green (Pittsburgh), Salma Bates (Tulane) and Kate Thompson (Wisconsin).

Season tickets are on sale for both the Lady Techsters and Bulldogs.  Fans can purchase their season tickets at https://am.ticketmaster.com/latech/buy.  Season ticket prices will remain the same for the upcoming year as fans are encouraged to take advantage of the combo season ticket packages that include both men’s and women’s games.

Tech will play an 18-game Conference USA schedule that includes nine home games (already released) as well as a non-conference slate that will be released later this summer.
 Louisiana Tech officials anticipate game days for the 2021-22 basketball season will see the Thomas Assembly Center return to a more traditional state as the University plans to operate the venues as close to normal as possible while following state health guidelines.

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