Davis, Z. Green Earn SEC Hoops Honors

Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The 2019 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball awards, as chosen by the league’s coaches, were announced on Tuesday, and Lady Vols Rennia Davis and Zaay Green were among the student-athletes recognized.

Davis, a sophomore guard/forward from Jacksonville, Fla., was named to the All-SEC Second Team, while Green, a guard from Duncanville, Texas, was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. It was the first all-conference honor for Davis. Green, meanwhile, became the third member of UT’s current roster to earn rookie acclaim, following 2018 honorees Davis and Evina Westbrook.

Associated Press also released its 10-member All-SEC Team on Tuesday, and Davis garnered second-team accolades from the media as well.

Davis leads Tennessee in rebounding (7.9) and free throw percentage (.873), is second in scoring (14.5), third in steals (45) and three-pointers made (30) and fourth in field goal percentage (.453). The 6-foot-2 graduate of Ribault High School has scored in double figures in 23 of 28 games, tallying 15 or more points on 13 occasions and hitting 20 or more points five times.  She leads the team in double-doubles with eight and has hit 23 of 27 free throws in the final four minutes of games.

Among all the sophomores who’ve ever played at Tennessee, Davis’ season scoring average currently ranks No. 7. She also currently owns the No. 9 single season free throw percentage. Davis currently is No. 1 in the SEC in free throw percentage and is No. 8 in rebounding, No. 9 in field goal percentage and No. 14 in scoring. She is a top-10 finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award, was the MVP and an all-tournament team member at the Junkanoo Jam and was named SEC Player of the Week on one occasion this season.

Green, a 6-0 guard out of storied Duncanville High School, has started 24 of 29 games, averaging 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals while playing 27.2 minutes per contest. She has scored in double figures 15 times, including four games of 15 or more points. She ranks second on the team in assists, third in rebounding and blocks, and fourth in scoring, steals and three-pointers.

Among SEC freshmen, Green ranks No. 2 in scoring and rebounding, No. 3 in assists and steals, and No. 6 in blocks. She was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week pick this season.

Davis, Green and their teammates will travel to Greenville, S.C., on Wednesday, where they will meet up with LSU in the SEC Tournament Second Round at noon on Thursday in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The SEC Network will have the telecast, and the game also will be available via the Lady Vol Radio Network and the SEC Radio Network broadcasts on Sirius 138, XM 191 and Online 962.


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