Heights High Point Guard Davis Shot Hoops as a Toddler
Senior Larissa Davis, point guard for Cleveland Heights High, says she has played basketball since she was 3
The athletic skill of senior Larissa Davis runs in her blood. Her father is a former football athlete, her mother played a handful of sports and her older sister played basketball in middle school.
Davis said that she's been playing basketball since she was 3 years old. Some of her earliest memories include copying her older sister's moves and mimicking players she saw on television.
As point guard, she has one of the most important positions on the team, and she admits that sometimes the pressure can be hectic. Throughout several games, pressing moments have been left up to her, but Davis said that she can always rely on her teammates.
Some of Davis' proudest accomplishments include last season's title in the Lake Erie League, which is now comprised of eight teams around the Cleveland area. The Tigers went 6-3 in the league last season. Additionally, Davis won the award for best defensive player at Keystone State Camp two years ago.
Davis also keeps active in the spring, scooping up softballs as a shortstop for the Tigers softball team. The team won the Lake Erie League title her first year playing when she was a sophomore. She also took karate for a year.
Davis didn't hesitate to comment that she's competitive.
"I like going head to head against people," she said. "… and I love winning."
These characteristics and accomplishments have paid off. Davis said that several colleges have contacted her about joining their programs, including Marietta College, Hiram College, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Limestone College.
But she hasn't made up her mind yet. She said each campus and program has something to offer, and she is confident that she could make an impact in each of the athletic programs.