Tiger basketball guard Ralph Davenport will follow his dream of playing college basketball to Nashville next year. The senior standout signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Fisk University on May 6 during a brief ceremony before family, friends and classmates in Dunham’s competition gym.
“Ralph is one of the most consistent players I’ve ever coached. Along with being talented, athletic, and extremely smart, he showed up every day to work and was an incredible role model for others,” said Tiger head basketball coach Jonathan Pixley. “He will be sorely missed, to say the least. Ralph Davenport is a winner and will have a positive effect on those he influences for the rest of his life.”
During his two years on the Dunham basketball team, Davenport helped the Tigers win two 8-2A district championships and received 1st Team All-District honors both years. He played in two state championship finals with the Tigers, winning a Division III championship with his teammates in 2018.
As a senior, Davenport led the Tigers in 3-pointers made, 3-point shot percentage and free throw percentage, all while maintaining a 3.83 grade point average.
He received college acceptances from Baylor University, University of Louisiana Monroe, LSU, Loyola University - New Orleans, Millsaps College, South Carolina State University , Southern Methodist University and Spring Hill College before signing with Fisk.
The Fisk University Bulldogs are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I, primarily competing in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC).