Feb. 5, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball signee Kaela Davis has been selected as one of 20 high school seniors to participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by NIKE.
Davis, a 6-2 guard from nearby Buford, Ga., is considered one of the top players in the class of 2013. She was ranked No. 1 nationally by Peach State Basketball and JumpOffPlus.com, No. 2 by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 3 by FullCourt.com.
The 22nd annual High School All-America Game, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention, will be played Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the New Orleans Arena, site of the 2013 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. CT. For the fourth consecutive year, the game will be played on the official NCAA Women’s Final Four court. The 20 players will be divided into two 10-player teams for the game, which will be played according to NCAA rules.
Davis was also recently selected as a nominee for the McDonald’s All American Game, which will take place April 3 at the United Center in Chicago. The final roster of 24 will be announced Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. ET during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU.
Davis was named to the 2012-13 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Team by USA Today Sports. She helped lead Norcross to the Class AAAAA state title as a freshman before transferring to Buford. At Buford, Davis led her team to the Class AA state title in 2011 and a state runner-up finish in 2012. During her junior campaign, the daughter of 17-year NBA veteran Antonio Davis averaged 18.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals. Davis has earned all-state and all-county honors in each of her first three years.
Davis has played on various USA Basketball teams, winning gold medals at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships in Spain and at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Davis, the godsister of WNBA star Candace Parker, averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in eight games at this year’s U17 world championships. Davis was one of only four players selected to play for USA Basketball’s 2012 U18 3×3 team and added a third gold medal when she won the 2012 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships.
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