2017 WNBA Draft

Buford grad Kaela Davis was selected by the Dallas Wings in the first round of the 2017 WNBA Draft.

The Atlanta Dream signed free agent Kaela Davis, who played high school basketball at Buford and Norcross, to a 7-day contract, the team announced on Monday.

The team waived guard Alexis Jones in another roster move.

A 6-foot-2 forward-guard out of South Carolina, Davis previously played three seasons with Dallas after the Wings selected her 10th overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft. Over three seasons, she averaged 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 93 games.

Davis helped the Gamecocks to their first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and their third straight SEC Championship in 2017. Prior to her time in Columbia, Davis spent two years in Atlanta with Georgia Tech, becoming the fastest Yellow Jacket in program history to reach 1,000 career points (52 games) and securing two first-team All-ACC selections.

Davis is the daughter of Antonio Davis, who spent 13 years in the NBA playing for four teams — the Pacers, Raptors, Bulls and Knicks — and is currently an analyst at ESPN.

She has already begun quarantine protocol at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and is set to join the Dream on Thursday, Aug. 27.

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