Kaela Davis, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball signee who left her Buford high school team last week, is being treated for an inner-ear disease that causes hearing loss and vertigo, according to a report by ESPN.
Buford has Meniere’s disease and has lost 90 percent of her hearing in her left ear.
“Now we’re concerned about her other ear,” her father, former NBA player Antonio Davis, told ESPN’s Walter Villa. “This is something we’ve never discussed publicly before. We don’t want pity for our daughter. But we felt it was something we had to address now because of the decision to pull her from the team.”
The decision to take Davis off the team was her parents’ decision, according to the story. Davis suffers from spells of dizziness and nausea, her father said.
“Her health is the most important thing,” Antonio Davis said. “I don’t want her to deal with this for the rest of her life. This is something we need to address now.”
Davis helped lead Norcross to a state championship in 2010 as a teammate of Diamond DeShields. Davis transferred the next season to Buford and won another state title. Buford was the Class AA runner-up in 2012.
Buford is currently ranked No. 1 in Class AAA.
Buford coach Gene Durden did not comment on Davis’ departure last week. Buford plays West Hall in a Region 7-AAA playoff game Wednesday.