URI Women’s Basketball Signs Manhattan Transfer Dee Dee Davis
University of Rhode Island Press Release
KINGSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island women’s basketball head coach Tammi Reiss announced the signing of Manhattan College transfer Dee Dee Davis. The 5′ 8″ guard spent the last four years with the Jaspers. “I have watched Dee Dee for a few years now and was always a big fan,” said Reiss. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to coach her and have her join our Ram Family!”
Davis, a Bronx, N.Y. native, turned in a stellar senior season at Manhattan College. “Dee Dee is an electric and dynamic player on both sides of the ball,” added Reiss. “I refer to her as a speed demon… She is a versatile guard that can score at all three levels and create opportunities for her teammates.” Davis led the Jaspers in most categories: points (16.1), rebounds (7.9), assists (3.0), and steals (2.4). She was the first Manhattan College player since 1994 to record a triple-double, collecting 13 points, 13 boards, and 10 assists. She had a career-high 37 points in the game against Siena, going 14-of-24 from the field paired with 11 rebounds.
Davis earned a spot on the All-MAAC First Team for the second straight season in 2022-23. She was also named to the 2020-21 All-MAAC Second Team, and was a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team after her freshman campaign.
She started in 91 of 98 games played during her time with the Jaspers, and collected 1,401 career points. Defensively, Davis grabbed 74 steals last season. “Defensively she is a PROBLEM!” said Reiss. “She has the ability to heat the ball up and pressure passing lanes. What I am most excited about is her competitive fire, leadership, maturity and experience.”
“Dee Dee is a culture young woman who possesses all the qualities that we require in our program,” finished Reiss. “When she said, ‘Coach, I want to win a Championship, go to the NCAA tourney and do it the right way’, I knew we had to have her. Rhody Nation you are gonna love this one! Let’s GOOOOOO!”