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