Incoming Georgia Tech women’s basketball freshman and Buford High senior Kaela Davis has been invited to the 2013 USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship Team trials May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The world championships will be held July 18-28 in Lithuania.
Davis is one of 34 invitees that will compete for a spot on the 12-member squad and is one of 13 who have previously helped USA Basketball earn gold in international competition.
Davis won gold for the USA at the 2012 U-17 World Championship in the Netherlands, the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Championship in Spain and the 2011 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship in Mexico. She also played in the inaugural FIBA 3-on-3 U-18 World Championship in Italy during September of 2011.
Davis recently played in the McDonald’s High School All-American Game in Chicago and the WBCA High School All-America Game at the New Orleans Arena. Davis won the 3-point shooting contest at the Powerade Jam Fest as part of the festivities leading up to the McDonald’s All-American Game.
The 12-member USA team will be announced on May 19. The U.S. opens against Lithuania on July 18.
BUFORD GRAD DICKIE EARNS PBC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS: The University of North Georgia softball team’s Melissa Dickie and Kayla Minger were named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
A sophomore from Buford, Dickie, the 2012 PBC Freshman of the Year and Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year, has appeared in 18 games this season for North Georgia, including making 13 starts in the circle, while posting an 11-5 record. Dickie has pitched 104 1/3 innings, including 12 complete games, while boasting a 2.21 ERA. She currently sits 12th in the league in earned run average. She has recorded 49 strikeouts on the season compared to 40 walks, while giving up just 91 hits with opponents batting .233 against her. She was named a 2011-12 PBC Bronze Level Scholar Athlete.