@GTWBB's Davis Accepts Invitation to USA Basketball Trials

Kaela Davis has previously won gold medals with USA Basketball.
May 6, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Georgia Tech women's basketball rising junior Kaela Davis has accepted an invitation issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2015 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games and World University Games Team Trials.

Davis is one of 54 of the nation's best collegiate basketball players that will head to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 14-17 to participate in the trials. Trials will be used to determine the rosters for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women's Basketball Team and the 2015 USA Women's World University Games Team. The 12 members of each squad, or finalists for each team, will be announced on the morning of May 17.

Players eligible for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games and USA World University Games teams must be U.S. citizens who currently are enrolled as full-time college students with remaining eligibility for the 2015-16 school year.  

Davis has is no stranger to representing her country and competing for USA Basketball. The Suwanee, Ga., native won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships, the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships and the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Davis also played in the 2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships and was invited to USA Basketball tryouts for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships. Davis will be one of 16 USA Basketball gold medalists attending the trials.

Davis most recently wrapped up her second season on the Flats where she rewrote the record book on her way to First Team All-ACC team honors. This past season, Davis became the fastest Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 points, accomplishing the feat in 52 games. She also broke the single-season scoring record at Georgia Tech scoring 652 points as a sophomore. Along with being named First Team All-ACC, Davis was honored as the Georgia College Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.



As a sophomore, Davis led the Jackets in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per game, which was third in the ACC. She averaged 19.2 points per game in ACC games which led the conference and averaged 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game and led the Jackets with 1.5 steals per game. She scored at least 30 points in four games and at least 20 in 15 games. Davis scored in double digits in 31 games and led the Jacket in scoring in 22 games.