Women’s Basketball: Kaela Davis Gets 3rd Rookie of the Week Nod

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

For the third time this season, Georgia Tech women’s basketball freshman Kaela Davis was honored as the ACC Rookie of the Week, as announced on Monday by the conference office.

Davis previously took home the honor during the weeks of Nov. 11 and Dec. 9., and now is considered one of the top contenders for Rookie of the Year.

Davis had a spectacular week in what ended up being a disappointing week for the Lady Jackets,  averaging 25.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 3.5 made 3-pointers a game.

In Sunday’s game against No. 6 Maryland, Davis bucketed 27 points, and made five 3-pointers in a tough 92-81 loss by the Jackets. On Thursday, Davis scored 23 points in the 79-63 dominating win against Wake Forest.

Davis led the Yellow Jackets in scoring in both games, and now has eight games this season where she has scored at least 20 points. She has led the Jackets in scoring in a team-high 10 games this season.

In ACC play, Davis is averaging 18.8 ppg through the first five conference games. Davis’ 18.6 ppg ranks third in the conference, and her 2.6 3-pointers made per game ranks fifth. But even with all of Davis’ great work, the Jackets are still only 2-3 in ACC games, and have yet to win against a top 25 opponent, going 0-6 so far this season against ranked teams.

Davis and the Lady Jackets now travel to Blacksburg on Jan 23 to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies, who are winless in conference play thus far.

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Topics: Basketball, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Kaela Davis, Women's Basketball

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