|| Marquel Davis
Played in 116 career games with 49 starts - 21 during her senior campaign ... has posted 27 double-digit scoring games over career, 10 coming in 2012-13 ... averaging 20.5 minutes over career, 24.1 best-minutes came during 2011-12 season ... Set single game career bests in rebounds (11), steals (4) and blocks (3) as a senior ... has already earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and is currently pursuing a second degree in Media and Professional Communications.
AS A SENIOR (2013-14)
Played in 27 games and started the final 21 games of the season ... Averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... shot an impressive 45.4% from the field during ACC conference play ... scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting and had a season-high four steals against Wake Forest along with playing a career-high 38 minutes ... scored 20 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks vs. Georgia Tech ... scored in double-figures in back-to-back ACC games against Clemson and Notre Dame with 13 and 10 points respectively ... grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in a win at Wagner on December 7, while also adding seven points and four assists ... paced the team in rebounding four times, assists six times and steals eight times this season ... finished with six double-digit scoring efforts ... had her best statistical season in field goal percentage, assists and blocks.
AS A JUNIOR (2012-13)
Averaged 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds with action in all 30 games ... earned starting nod versus USF on Feb. 3, playing a career-high 38 minutes; averaged 31.0 minutes in last 10 games of the season - all starts ... scored in double figures in four of the last seven games (averaged 8.9 points over the seven-game span) ... tallied 13 points and four rebounds in loss to DePaul on March 2 ... had 20 points - a season high - versus Providence on Feb. 6., while adding seven rebounds ... recorded five or more rebounds in 13 games - seven or more in six games ... had two (2) plus assists in 14 games ... collected career-best 10 rebounds in loss at Georgetown on Jan. 26 ... scored 11 points in Big East opener at Seton Hall on Jan. 5., adding five rebounds ... collected third double-digit scoring effort versus Longwood on Nov. 26, scoring 10 points; shot 5-of-8 (.625) from the field ... tallied her first double-digit scoring game of the season on Nov. 13 - her 20th birthday - with 12 points against Siena ... was 4-of-7 from the floor versus the Saints on Nov. 13, after going 0-9 in the first two games of season ... posted team-high four assists in season opener versus YSU on Nov. 9 ... four assists also tied a career high for the third-year player ... paced team in assists in four games.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Played in 29 games for the Panthers with 14 starts ... averaged 8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game ... tallied double-figure scoring in 11 games and eight or more points in 15 contests ... had at least one steal in 22 games and three or more in four games ... started last eight-straight games of the season ... scored a career-high 26 points, shot 11-of-19 from the field and also reached a career best in steals with four versus Central Michigan on Nov. 20 ... posted 13 points in season closer versus USF on March 2, adding a career-high eight rebounds ... scored 19 points against Drexel at home on Nov. 26 ... had 14 points against Michigan State on Dec. 21, shooting 5-of-6 from the field ... first career double-digit scoring game came against Loyola on Nov. 18 with 17 points ... 15 of Davis' 17 points came over a five-minute span in the second half and eight of those 17 points were scored in a span of 95 seconds.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Played in 28 games with three starts ... averaged 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest ... scored at least two points in 15 games ... posted season-high eight points in four games ... went 3-of-5 versus Providence on Feb. 15, matching a season/career best with eight points for the fourth time ... scored eight points on Dec. 4 against Mount St. Mary's and again on Dec. 20 vs. UT Arlington in Las Vegas Holiday Classic ... registered season highs in both free throws made (2) and attempted (4) and blocked shots (2) vs. Providence on Feb. 15 ... season-high five rebounds in two contests (at Louisville, at Seton Hall) ... averaged 14.3 minutes per game.
Named a McDonald's All-American nominee and averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals during her senior year at Stafford High School ... finished her career as Stafford's all-time leading scorer ... helped guide her team to district championships during her freshman, junior and senior seasons ... was a three-time team MVP ... First Team All-District during sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... selected Third Team All-MET as a senior ... was a second team all-region selection and a honorable mention all-state selection following her senior season ... was the first junior to reach the 1,000 point mark at Stafford ... played for the Fairfax Stars, helping lead the team to third place finishes at the Nike Nationals and Junior Nationals in 2009.
Born on Nov. 13, 1992 ... daughter of Peter Davis and Renee Davis ... has an older brother, Marcus, a younger brother, Marselis, and one sister, Marshay.
MORE ABOUT MARQUEL:
Favorite Food: Crab Cakes/Pasta
Favorite Class/Subject: English
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Prof Lance Bohn
Favorite Book: Reach for the Summit
Favorite TV Show: Love and Hip-Hop
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Kimberly Elise
Favorite musician: J Moss
Favorite sports figure: Torrey Smith
Favorite sport other than yours: Football
The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Maya Moore, UConn
Person in history I would most like to meet: Michelle Obama
If I could travel back in time, I would: have chosen my friends wisely
You would be surprised to know: I'm the only left-handed person in my family and the only one with dimples
I look forward to: many more accolades in basketball as an individual and as a team
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Coach or Broadcast
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: It's a city campus and I grew up in the city so kind of a familiar feel
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The restaurant Nakama
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: When I scored my 1000th point in High School
Hobbies: Shopping, Video Games, Texting, playing sports outside of basketball
My role model (Why?): My Mom, and God, sister, they lead by a great example of independent woman and have taught me the true meaning of strength, perseverance and blind faith and so much more. I envy the woman they have become and are now.
Best friend on another team: Myisha Goodwin (N.C. State)
Other players you have played against or with: Kelsey Wolf (UVA) Lauren Burford(Villanova) Jess Harlee (WVU) Sydney Wilson(Georgetown) Myisha Goodwin (N.C. State) Adria Crawford (former Georgetown) Shay Shegog (former UNC) etc
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Sports agent
If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Track
My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: Me crossing a few people over and then scoring or assisting a game winning bucket
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: PSP
My favorite home-cooked meal: Jerk Chicken, Rice and Veggies
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Complicated