Georgia Tech has landed the most celebrated recruit in history of the women’s basketball program.
Kaela Davis, the daughter of former NBA All-Star Antonio Davis, committed to Georgia Tech over Tennessee and UGA, among others.
The 6-foot-2 Davis is a guard from Buford High School and ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPNU.
“For Kaela being a Georgia girl and staying in the state, I think that’s a great thing,” Buford coach Gene Durden told the AJC. “No doubt about it, Kaela is an impact player. I think she will do really well for Georgia Tech.”
Davis originally committed to Tennessee, but decided to reopen her recruiting after the sudden retirement of Volunteers coach Pat Summitt. Georgia Tech beat out some of the biggest names in college basketball for Davis.
“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,” Durden said.
“There’s no doubt, Kaela Davis is definitely a talented kid who could come in at any program at any level and being able to help out right away.”
As a freshman, Davis helped Norcross win the Class AAAAA state championship. As a sophomore, she transferred to Buford and helped them win a Class AA title. Last year, Buford finished as a state runner-up, with Davis averaging 18 points.