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Kaela Davis

  • position G
  • height 6-2
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school Georgia Tech
  • position G
  • height 6-2
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school Georgia Tech

Kaela Davis Bio

Junior Year (2016-17)
NCAA Stockton Region MOP
SEC All-Tournament Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Prior to South Carolina
Two-time All-ACC (1st team, 2015; 2nd team, 2014)

High School
McDonald’s and WBCA All-America (2012-13)

2012 FIBA U17 World Championships, gold medal
2012 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships, gold medal
2011 FIBA U16 Americas Championship, gold medal

In the Record Books
1st — Games played in a season (37 in 2016-17)
4th — Games started in a season (36 in 2016-17)
Most field goal attempts in a single NCAA Tournament (78 in 2017)
Best free throw percentage in a single NCAA Tournament (.857 (18-21) in 2017)
Most field goals made in a single SEC Tournament (19 in 2017)
Most games played by a junior (37 in 2016-17)

6th — Free throws made in a game (13 at Ohio state, 11/14/16)
7th — 3-point field goal percentage in a game (.833 (5-6) vs. Quinnipiac, 3/25/17)
8th — Free throw attempts in a game (16 at Ohio State, 11/14/16)
Most 3-point field goals made in an NCAA Tournament game (5 vs. Quinnipiac, 3/25/17)

Career Summary

  • Chose to forego her senior season to enter the WNBA Draft
  • Was the 10th pick in the draft, going to the Dallas Wings
  • Holds program records for made 3s in an NCAA Tournament game (5 vs. Quinnipiac, 3/25/17) and best free throw percentage in an NCAA Tournament (.857 (18-21) in 2017)

Junior Year (2016-17)

  • Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Stockton Region and earned a spot on the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team
  • Earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • Finished among SEC’s top 24 scorers at 12.7 points per game and was the team’s top scorer 22 times in 37 games
  • Four of her eight 20-point outings came in the postseason, during which she averaged 15.8 points over the nine games
  • Carried the offensive load against #10/13 Florida State (Mar. 27) in the NCAA Elite Eight with 23 points to notch her third-straight 20-point outing, including a difficult left-handed layup to halt a 15-5 Seminole run and stretch the Gamecock lead to 67-62 with 1:42 to play
  • Clinical from beyond the arc in the NCAA Sweet 16 against Quinnipiac (Mar. 25) with five 3-pointers, three of which came during her 15-point third quarter … finished 5-of-6 from deep and 9-of-13 overall en route to a game-high 28 points
  • Kept Gamecocks in the game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Arizona State (Mar. 19) with 15 second-half points then came up with a steal to preserve the one-point advantage with 18 seconds to play
  • Averaged 16.3 points per game on 50.0 percent shooting at the SEC Tournament
  • Scored team’s first six points of SEC Tournament championship game against #6/7 Mississippi State (Mar. 5) and tallied seven in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer 15 seconds into the period that cut the Gamecock deficit to two at 45-43
  • Productive on the offensive end in the SEC semifinals against #20/24 Kentucky (March 4) with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with four assists … knocked down a jumper to push the Gamecock lead to five with 8:11 to play after the Wildcats cut it to a one-possession game
  • Jump-started offense against #22/- Kentucky (Feb. 26) with three of the team’s first seven field goals … tallied 13 first-half points and finished with 20 on 8-of-11 shooting in an SEC career-high 31 minutes of action
  • Crashed the glass at Texas A&M (Feb. 23) with a career-best 11 rebounds … collected eight of her 11 boards in the second half, including three to go with a three-point play in the opening 2:30 of the half to keep the Aggies on their heels
  • Showed scoring variety early against Vanderbilt (Feb. 16), netting eight of her 13 first-half points in the final 5:20 of the half
  • Opened each half against Auburn (Feb. 9) with a 3-pointer and handed out five assists, her most since Dec. 1
  • Hit back-to-back 3s to open double-digit scoring afternoon at Arkansas (Feb. 5)
  • Saw her shots fall more consistently against Tennessee (Jan. 30), scoring the Gamecocks first points in the first, third and fourth quarters, including hitting 2-of-3 from 3-point range
  • Locked down one of SEC’s top scorers in Victoria Vivians in second half of win over #4/4 Mississippi State (Jan. 23), holding her to 1-of-8 shooting and five points over the final 20 minutes
  • Got hot early at Auburn (Jan. 5), scoring 13 of team’s first 17 points en route to 19 first-quarter points that included five 3s, most in a quarter in program history
  • Reached double figures by halftime and finished with 16 points in her SEC debut against Alabama (Jan. 1)
  • Caught fire from the 3-point line against Minnesota (Dec. 11), knocking down a career-best six 3s, including five in the first half
  • Netted nine of her 14 points at Duke (Dec. 4) during fourth quarter, twice pulling the Gamecocks within five points
  • Knocked down two timely 3s in a back-and-forth third quarter at #14/15 Texas (Dec. 1)
  • Scored team’s first seven points in the opening 98 seconds against #4/4 Louisville (Nov. 27) and added back-to-back 3s early in the second half to eliminate any Cardinal comeback from the eight-point halftime deficit
  • Brilliant Gamecock debut at #7/6 Ohio State (Nov. 14), stuffing the box score with 37 points — 11 in the second, third and fourth quarters each — 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals … first Gamecock to score 30 or more points in a game since Ieasia Walker netted 30 against Clemson on Nov. 18, 2010, and the most ever by a Gamecock against a ranked opponent

Prior to South Carolina

  • Played two seasons at Georgia Tech, earning All-ACC honors in both (first team in 2015, second team in 2014)
  • Was fastest player in program history to 1,000 career points (52 games) after posting a school-record 652 points as a sophomore and a top-four mark of 594 as a freshman
  • Her debut season’s scoring output set a Georgia Tech and ACC freshman record
  • Led the ACC in scoring in league games, pouring in 19.2 points per game as a sophomore
  • Ranks seventh in Georgia Tech history with 153 career made 3-pointers and is tied for second with seven made 3s against Alabama A&M on Dec. 7, 2013

High School

  • Ranked as the No. 1 guard and the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2013 class by ESPN
  • Named a McDonald’s and a WBCA High School All-American
  • Was a three-time all-state and all-county selection (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Led Norcross to a 5A state title as a freshman (2010) and Buford to a 2A state title as a sophomore (2011) and runner-up honors as a junior (2012)
  • Sat out the second half of her senior season due to a medical issue
  • Has three gold medals with USA Basketball – 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships, 2012 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships and 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship


  • Born March 15, 1995
  • Daughter of Kendra and Antonio Davis, has a twin brother A.J., who plays basketball at Central Florida
  • Father spent 13 years in the NBA playing for four teams – the Pacers, Raptors, Bulls and Knicks – and is currently an analyst at ESPN
  • Majoring in integrated technology