UTC Adds Davis to Women’s Basketball Lineup

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head coach Shawn Poppie announced the addition of Takia Davis to the 2022-23 women’s basketball lineup.

“I am ecstatic to be adding Takia Davis to our women’s basketball program,” Mocs head coach Shawn Poppie said of his latest addition. “Takia is an athletic post player who plays with a lot of energy and emotion. Her ability to run the floor, protect the paint, and play at both post positions will add some much-needed depth to our interior.”

Davis, a transfer from USC Upstate, will have three years of eligibility remaining. The 6-2 post player played in 21 games for the Spartans and averaged 7.4 minutes per game and shot 58.7 percent from the field.

The Calhoun, Ga., native recorded a career-high 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting against Columbia International and added a career-best eight rebounds in the contest. Against Bob Jones she was 4-of-4 from the field and posted her second double-digit game with 10 points while playing a career-high 21 minutes.

Davis helped USC Upstate to a 22-8 overall record in her freshman campaign and a third place finish in the Big South with a 14-4 record in conference play.

In her senior season at Calhoun County, Davis helped the Cougars to the 2021 Georgia Class A state title. She is a four-time Defensive Player of the Year, a three-time Best Shot Blocker and Best Rebounder. Davis is a two-time all-state selection and was named back-to-back Region 1-A Player of the Year. She averaged nine points, 18 rebounds and 13 blocked shots per game.

“Takia has not even scratched the surface yet to how good she can be,” Poppie said. “I look forward to getting her on campus and helping her develop on and off the court.”

Davis is the daughter of Takela Davis and, along with her twin Takiah, is the oldest of five children.

She joins Brooklyn Crouch and Yazz Wazeerud-Din as this year’s signees.