Highlights of top 2013 recruit Kaela Davis of Buford High School. The 6-1 guard committed to Georgia Tech.

Kaela Davis sidelined for health reasons

February 10, 2013 - 10:21pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kendra Davis, the mother of WBCA All-American Kaela Davis, has confirmed that her daughter is no longer playing basketball for Buford High School due to worsening symptoms of Meniere's disease.

FullCourt.com staff writer Bob Corwin spoke with both Kendra and Kaela Davis, who were attending Sunday’s Top-25 matchup between Texas A&M and the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia.

“We needed to be on the cautious side,” said Kendra who said an increase in recurring episodes of vertigo over the past month led them to take their daughter out of school. Kaela, who was diagnosed with Meniere's several years ago, indicated in the past she had only experienced severe symptoms once or twice a year, until recently.

Kaela, who has already lost 80 percent of the hearing in her left ear after a childhood illness, is taking extra precautions due to the fact that Meniere's disease can cause hearing loss.

“We don’t want her to suffer additional hearing loss,” said Kendra, who added that her daughter is currently under the care of a doctor and in the last week has undergone a number of tests.  So far, attempts to relieve the symptoms with medication and exercise have been unsuccessful.  Because of this, no time frame was given as to if or when Davis would return to Buford.

The Georgia Tech signee, who is ranked No. 3 in the Full Court Fresh 50, last played for Buford on Jan. 26 in a 44-40 loss to rival Wesleyan High School.  Buford is currently 19-4 and undefeated in regional play.