BUFORD, Ga. -- One day after learning that Kaela Davis would no longer play for the Buford girls basketball team, 11Alive News has learned that her departure from the team is due to an illness.
Buford High School officials and the Davis family have refused to make any public comments about the matter that has seen one of the nation's top high school recruits sidelined since Buford's 44-40 loss to Wesleyan back on January 26.
Kaela did not attend Friday night's game against North Hall, but her parents were there. Both Antonio and Kendra Davis would not go on camera for interviews but did share with 11Alive that Kaela's departure from the Buford team was due to an illness. Meniere's Disease affects hearing and can cause symptoms simular to vertigo.
Davis' season is done and that means the senior will not get to play in state tournament and try to win a third state championship. Kaela won a state title at Norcross as a freshman and won at Buford as a sophomore. Her Lady Wolves team was state runner-up last season.
Kaela Davis has already signed with Georgia Tech for college next fall.
Buford High School officials and the Davis family are expected to address the matter next week.