Penina Davidson

Club: Melbourne Boomers

DOB: 2 September 1995

Height: 190cm

Position: Forward

Tall Ferns Debut: 2013

Appearances: 44

Junior Association: Waitakere

High School: Rangitoto College

Davidson led the NZ scoring (15.4ppg) and rebounding (8.0rpg) at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup in Jordan. Her 26 points haul against Chinese Taipei usurped Jillian Harmon’s 23 points (in 2017 against DPR of Korea) as the highest single game points tally for NZ at the Asia Cup.

Played all three games at 2019 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland where she was the leading rebounder at the tournament averaging 11.3 boards per game. In addition she averaged 16 points per game to finish 4th in overall scoring.   

 Was a member of the NZ team that won the William Jones Cup in 2018 where she averaged 11.4ppg and10.6rpg.

 Named to the All-Star 5 in 2019 WBC after helping Harbour Breeze to the Grand Final.

Began her professional career playing for Adelaide Lightning in the Australian WNBL in 2018/19. She has played for Melbourne Boomers since 2019.

Davidson completed her four year scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. She played a total of 130 games for the Golden Bears averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Started all 64 games for the Bears in her final two years.


Photo: Masanori Udagawa