Georgia Tech Basketball: Kaela Davis Transferring to South Carolina


Ten days ago, Kaela Davis and the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball program made a mutual agreement to part ways.

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According to Ken Sugiura’s post on, Davis called the decision, “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life” .

But Davis also made it clear that she had a goal in mind that aided in her wanting to transfer, “I want to compete for a National Championship.”

With Davis making that statement, there were only so many places in the Women’s Basketball landscape that could provide her with that opportunity instantly.

One of those opportunities rested east of the State of Georgia at the University of South Carolina, and according to a report on, Davis will be taking her skills to the Gamecocks.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley is in the midst of building a Women’s Basketball juggernaut in Columbia S.C, and with the skills that Kaela Davis can bring at 6-foot-2, the program is going to be able to benefit mightily.

Davis is going to be able to benefit from Dawn Staley’s experience as well. This should make her a shoe-in for the WNBA when she is draft eligible.

Dawn Staley in the piece expressed her excitement and explained what Kaela Davis can bring to her team:

“Kaela’s experience and skill set will be a great addition to our team as we work toward getting back to the Final Four and compete for national championships.”

-Dawn Staley

South Carolina finished last season 34-3 and made it to the Final Four.

Davis was named first-team All-ACC as a sophomore after averaging 19.2 points per game on 36.4% shooting.

She is going to have to sit out the 2015-16 season because of the transfer rules but it is obviously worth it to her so that she can compete for a National Championship.