South Carolina basketball: Kaela Davis signs contract with Atlanta Dream

Kaela Davis #3 of the Dallas Wings. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Kaela Davis #3 of the Dallas Wings. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

South Carolina basketball alum Kaela Davis inked a seven day contract with the Atlanta Dream earlier today.

The news was announced by Mike Gillespie on Twitter earlier this afternoon:

The Dream picked up Davis after they released Baylor alum Alexis Jones.

Kaela Davis was the tenth pick in the 2017 WNBA draft and played three seasons with the Dallas Wings. Davis averaged 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

Davis helped the Gamecocks win their first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship in 2017. The 6’2 forward was the fastest player in Georgia Tech history to reach 1,000 points in only 52 games before transferring to South Carolina.

As a Yellowjacket, Davis was a two-time All-ACC basketball player who dominated for Georgia Tech. She averaged over 19 points per game for the Yellow Jackets in only her sophomore year.

Kaela Davis also has quite a resume in terms of international play, where she has a gold medal in 2011 FIBA U16 Championship, 2012 FIBA U17 Championship and the 2012 FIBA 3v3 U18 Championship.

Davis is currently the record holder for most games played in a season for the Gamecocks at 37 games in the 2016-2017 season. She also has the record for the most made three-point field goals in an NCAA Tournament game for the Gamecocks with five buckets from deep against Quinnipiac.

Davis had a really impressive tournament outing as she averaged over 16 points per game, while shooting at an efficient 50%.

Davis is the daughter of ex-NBA player Antonio Davis, who is now an NBA analyst.

Davis had been waived by the Dallas Wings in late April, following a underperforming third season in the WNBA.