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Daughter of former Arizona Wildcats standout in Women’s NCAA Final Four

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Ben Davis and his daughter Taya Reimer have bonded in recent years after his pro career concluded in 2009 (Davis family photo)

Ben Davis and his daughter Taya Reimer have bonded in recent years after his pro career concluded in 2009 (Davis family photo)

Ben Davis during his playing days with Arizona from xxx-xxx

Ben Davis during his playing days with Arizona from 1994-96

Taya Reimer is part of Notre Dame's unbeaten team this season

Taya Reimer is part of Notre Dame’s unbeaten team this season

His former team, the Arizona Wildcats, may not be in the men’s Final Four this week in Dallas, but Ben Davis has plenty to be excited about.

Davis’ daughter Taya Reimer, who bears a striking resemblance to her dad, is a freshman guard for undefeated and Final Four-bound Notre Dame.

Reimer had four points, four rebounds and a blocked shot in Notre Dame’s 88-69 win over Baylor Monday night in an Elite Eight game in South Bend, Ind. The Fighting Irish are 36-0. Reimer averages 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Davis and Reimer are the only father/daughter combination to be selected McDonald’s High School All-Americans. Reimer played in the McDonald’s All-Star Game last year. Davis played in the 1991 men’s game.

Davis, who came to Arizona after stints with Kansas and Florida, is one of the best rebounders to play for Arizona. He led the Wildcats in scoring (14.6 points a game) and rebounding (9.5) as a senior in the 1995-96 season.


Only six other Wildcats matched that feat since Arizona joined the Pac-10 in 1978: Larry Demic in 1978-79, Frank Smith 1982-83, Pete Williams 1983-84, Jud Buechler 1989-90, Chris Mills 1992-93 and Derrick Williams 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Davis told the USA Today last year that his daugther “is way more skilled than I was. She is so rounded as a player. I wouldn’t say I wasn’t skilled, but not nearly at the level she is. She is a way better player than I was.”

Another talented Davis child is on the way on the basketball court. Ben Davis Jr. is a 6’6″ freshman who is a top 100 Class of 2017 prospect out of Salt Lake City.

Former Arizona player Brenda Frese has the opportunity to coach Maryland to its second Final Four on Tuesday night when the Terrapins play an Elite Eight game against host Louisville. Frese, who played for the Wildcats from 1989-1993, coached Maryland to a national title in 2006.

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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