ST. PAUL -- Suffice to say Rennia Davis was enjoying her moment.
In the moments after the Lynx selected the Tennessee wing with the ninth pick in the WNBA Draft on Thursday, ESPN cut to Davis’ living room to do a quick interview.
Davis was unavailable at the moment. She was with her family, watching her highlight package ESPN put together for when she was selected.
“They get the cross!” Davis yelled at her television as ESPN reporter Holly Rowe attempted to ask her a question. “Postup, fadeaway, uh! You know I need all that! Can we get all that!”
Davis’ Twitter handle is @Legend_Hooper.
Put all the pieces together, and it’s safe to assume confidence will not be an issue for the wing at the WNBA level.
Listed at 6-foot-2, Davis is a big, long wing who can also play in the post.
Minnesota has a deep, talented roster that likely won’t leave many minutes for Davis to contribute early. Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve told prospects as much leading into the draft.
But in her media call Wednesday, Reeve also said whoever the Lynx selected would have to create trust immediately to be able to get onto the floor.
“How do you create trust?” Reeve said. “Defend the pick and roll, don’t turn the ball over, get a rebound. Those are easy things.”
And they’re boxes Davis checks.
Davis is a strong defender and rebounder who can play multiple positions. She averaged 17.3 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Volunteers this season.
Davis was projected by numerous national outlets to be selected in the top five of this draft, but slid down the board Thursday.
That could be a good omen for the wing. Lynx point guard Crystal Dangerfield was projected by many to be a first-round pick in 2020, but fell to Minnesota at No. 16 overall in the second round. That put a chip on Dangerfield’s shoulder, and she went on to win WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.