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Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford's Kaela Davis
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Honor Roll

Tasia Bailey, East Hall: Recorded 16 points against Dawson County on Friday.

Aliah Burrows, East Hall: Scored 16 points against Dawson County.

Lauren Carter, Banks County: Tallied 15 points against Oglethorpe County on Saturday.

Kaelyn Gattis, West Hall: Had 20 points against Banks County on Friday.

Carly Gilreath, Dawson County: Put up 17 points against East Hall.

Bree Horrocks, Buford: Scored 14 points against White County on Saturday.

Taylor Kennedy, Banks County: Recorded 22 points against West Hall.

Breanna Locke, Flowery Branch: Tallied 16 points against Heritage on Friday.

Kristina Nelson, Buford: Had 14 points against White County.

Marlee Rochester, Lakeview: Scored 14 points against Pinecrest Academy on Friday.

Katie Sayres, North Hall: Recorded 14 points against Fannin County on Saturday.

Sheyenne Seabolt, Dawson County: Put up 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against East Hall.

Natalie Winters, East Hall: Tallied 14 points against West Hall on Saturday.

Kaela Davis has been a common name among the Buford community and basketball scouts nationwide for quite a while. The No. 2 recruit in the nation and the No. 1 at her position, according to ESPN, was originally verbally committed to the University Tennessee, but has since changed her plans and has signed to play for Georgia Tech in the fall.

In her senior season, she continues to lead the Lady Wolves, who are in the hunt for their fourth state championship in five years, after finishing last season as the Class AA runner-up.

Last season’s Associated Press Class AA Player of the Year Davis, tallied 20 points for Buford in a 63-20 win against Fannin County on Friday and 14 in a 74-28 victory against White County on Saturday.

For her efforts, Davis is The Times Girls Athlete of the Week.

Many ESPNU scouts have not only praised Davis for her skill, versatility and basketball sense but also for her ability to be unselfish and distribute the ball to her teammates, giving them scoring chances.

She has been named to multiple USA Basketball national teams, winning gold with the 2012 FIBA 3-by-3 Under-18 World Championship team, the 2012 USA Women’s Under-17 World Championship Team and the 2011 USA!\pWomen’s Under-16 National Team.

Davis played her club basketball with the Georgia Ice for six years, but joined the Tennessee Flight for 2012 due to the Ice not having a team last year. She plays for the Flight with USA Basketball teammate and No. 5 prospect Rebecca Greenwell.

So far this year with Buford, Davis has helped the team to a 11-3 record and a 4-0 Region 7-AAA record. The Lady Wolves continue their pursuit of a state title again against West Hall at 7 p.m. Friday in Oakwood.

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