Kaela Davis is staying close to home to play collegiate women’s basketball.
The 6-foot-2 wing player from Buford (Ga.) High School, who’s ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2013 by ESPN HoopGurlz, committed to Georgia Tech on Thursday afternoon. Davis visited Tech last weekend.
Davis’ brother, A.J,, congratulated his sister via Twitter by saying, “I’m glad she did what she felt was best for her! Nobody can be mad at that.”
A.J. committed in September to play for the Tennessee men’s team, adding to the ongoing speculation about his sister’s eventual choice.
Lady Vols first-year coach Holly Warlick and her staff visited Davis in September and she made an official campus visit last month.
Davis had committed to Tennessee in May of 2010 but her recruitment was reopened in February. At that time, Davis’ mother, Kendra, expressed concern over the coaching future of then-head coach Pat Summitt and the impact it was having on recruiting. Summitt, who had been diagnosed with early onset dementia Alzheimer’s type, stepped down in April to become head coach emeritus and was replaced by Warlick.
To date, Tennessee has commitments from center Mercedes Russell, who’s ranked No. 1 in the class, and guard Jannah Tucker, who’s ranked No. 8.
Former Tennessee star Candace Parker, who is Davis’ god-sister, also congratulated her via Twitter and said, “I guess I gotta go out and get some old gold now!”
In other news, guard Jordan Reynolds from Portland, Ore., said via Twitter that she will have a press conference at 8 p.m. Eastern today.
UT, Southern California and Louisville are believed to be in the running for Reynolds, who visited UT last month.