Historic commit for Tech women’s basketball

A few days before the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team played Baylor in its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16, I asked coach MaChelle Joseph what the next step for her program was.

The answer, she said, was “for us to go out and get one of the top five players in the country to stay home and come to Georgia Tech.”

Joseph, who begins her 10th season at Tech Saturday with Tennessee Sunday at the new McCamish Pavilion, has apparently made that happen. My colleague Michael Carvell reported last week that Buford High star Kaela Davis, the No. 2 overall prospect in the country according to ESPNU, has committed to Tech.

Davis is the daughter of former NBA All-Star Antonio Davis. She had originally committed to Tennessee, but re-opened her recruitment after the retirement of Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.

“From talking with Kaela, it was a combination of the program, the academics, and also wanting to go to a program where she thought she could make a huge impact,” Buford coach Gene Durden said.

Tech’s freshman class is seven players deep and was ranked No. 11 in the country by ESPN.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

17 comments Add your comment


November 5th, 2012
1:53 pm

Go Jackets!

What an awesome recruit!


November 5th, 2012
2:02 pm


November 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

congrats to miss davis.

can she tackle running backs or rush the qb? if so, maybe she could letter in football also ;)


November 5th, 2012
2:17 pm

Woohoo! Go Jackets!! Congratulations Machelle on a great recruiting class!

1 4 GT

November 5th, 2012
2:43 pm

LOL @ www. I admit the defense has looked woeful at times this year & needed help, but let’s give the young lady a break, eh?


November 5th, 2012
2:52 pm

Atta Girl, Machelle! Remember Griner will graduate this year, and I expect the Jackets to do well again
in the playoffs!


November 5th, 2012
2:57 pm

way to go great recruit great coach great womens team


November 5th, 2012
3:06 pm

thanks again Ken

5150 UOAD

November 5th, 2012
3:58 pm

Coach JOE is rolling.

Old Dawg

November 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

This old dawg has seen this young lady play, and Tesh got a great one destined to be a future star. Congrats to you both. Go Dawgs.

Reformed Toady

November 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Great get! Go Lady Jackets!

Jacket time

November 5th, 2012
7:43 pm

Excited to see the lady jackets bring it next season!


November 5th, 2012
8:59 pm

You can see the Jackettes play this Sunday. Next season is here! Go Tech!


November 5th, 2012
10:10 pm

Welcome to Georgia Tech Miss Davis. You made the right decision. Georgia Tech can take you far if you can make the grade. It’s not an easy school and you will have to study…but whether its in business or the next level, know that Tech people do it the right way. Honestly and with hard work. Welcome!
Go Jackets!


November 6th, 2012
6:52 am

Big game this Sunday. Great deal on season tickets too. Should be fun.

Sideways 77

November 6th, 2012
9:34 am

Ken – thanks for covering more than just men’s football and basketball. All these athletics represent GT and I love hearing about their successes!


November 6th, 2012
1:37 pm

TVFan, you are right regarding the season tickets. I wanted to see about getting tickets just for the UT game and wound up getting a pair of season tickets, mid court 15 rows up. If you want to support your school might as well get some, even if you can’t go to all the games. It was too good a deal to pass up and the quality of the product is maybe the best we have on campus.