Syracuse Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: ACC

Head Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack (1st season in 2022-23)

Official Orange roster

Unofficial Syracuse Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.

Personnel Notes:

  • March/April 2021 portal entrants: Faith Blackstone (to North Carolina A&T), Kamilla Cardoso (to South Carolina), Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (grad xfer to Miami [FL]), Emily Engstler (to Louisville), Amaya Finklea-Guity (grad xfer to Duke), Kiara Fisher (to Marist), Maud Huijbens (to Gonzaga), Kiara Lewis (grad xfer to Clemson), Khamya McNeal (to Stetson), Digna Strautmane (grad xfer to Georgia Tech), and Taleah Washington (to Old Dominion)
  • April 2021: Syracuse adds two grad transfers—Shalexxus Aaron from Southern Cal (press release) and Jayla Thornton from Howard (press release)
  • May 2021: more transfer additions—Eboni Walker from Arizona State and Najé Murray (grad xfer) from Texas Tech (press release); Christianna Carr from Kansas State (press release); Chrislyn Carr from Baylor (press release)
  • June 2021: Nicole Sanfilippo (2022) decommits from Syracuse
  • June 2021: Syracuse adds its 7th transfer of the off-season—Alaysia Styles (grad xfer) from Maryland (press release)
  • August 2021: head coach Quentin Hillsman resigns (press release)
  • August 2021: Vonn Read is named acting head coach for the 2021-22 season (press release); neither Amani Bartlett nor Laura Salmerón is listed on the 2021-22 roster as of early this month (Salmerón later signs with Loyola Maryland)
  • August 2021: Amani Bartlett (2021 signee) officially decommits and subsequently signs with LSU; 2021 signees Shayeann Day-Wilson and Latasha Lattimore both decommit; Shalexxus Aaron reenters the transfer portal (to Texas Southern); Day-Wilson later commits to Duke, Lattimore to Texas
  • October 2021: Alaina Rice is added to the roster, a transfer from Auburn
  • December 2021: Priscilla Williams announces that she plans to redshirt this season
  • March 2022: head coaching job is officially open, with Syracuse announcing a coaching search (press release)
  • March 2022 portal entrants: Chrislyn Carr (grad xfer to Louisville), Christianna Carr (grad xfer to Arkansas), Julianna Walker (to Seattle), and Priscilla Williams (to South Florida)
  • March 2022: Felisha Legette-Jack is named the new Syracuse head coach (press release)
  • April 2022: players signed out of the transfer portal: Dyaisha Fair (Buffalo), Cheyenne McEvans (Buffalo), Olivia Owens (Kentucky grad xfer), Asia Strong (Wichita State grad xfer), Saniaa Wilson (Buffalo), Kyra Wood (Temple), and Georgia Woolley (Buffalo)
  • April 2022: Jayla Thornton enters the transfer portal (grad xfer) … and lands at George Washington
  • May 2022: Eboni Walker enters the transfer portal … and lands at Ohio State
  • July 2022: Dariauna Lewis grad-transfers in from Alabama A&M
  • August 2022: Alyssa Latham (2023) commits to Syracuse
  • October 2022: Sophie Burrows (2023) commits to Syracuse
  • November 2022: Olivia Owens announces that she has decided to voluntarily withdraw from Syracuse

2022 Syracuse Women’s Basketball Commitments


Former Targets

Ryanne Allen, 6-1 W, Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, PA) [offered June 2020; committed to Vanderbilt, September 2021]

Kennedy Basham, 6-7 C, Phoenix PHH Prep (AZ) [offered August 2020; Syracuse not among six finalists announced in February 2021]

Shay Bollin, 6-3 F, Bridgewater-Raynham HS (MA) [offered May 2020; committed to Duke, October 2020]

Shay Ciezki, 5-7 PG, St. Mary’s HS (Lancaster, NY) [offered August 2019; committed to Penn State, September 2021]

Aaliyah Gayles, 5-9 PG, Spring Valley HS (Las Vegas, NV) [Syracuse among ten finalists announced in September 2020; committed to Southern Cal, November 2020]

Kaia Henderson, 5-5 PG, New Hartford HS (NY) [offered October 2018; committed to Ohio State, April 2021]

Londynn Jones, 5-6 PG, Santiago HS (Corona, CA) [Syracuse not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

Amiya Joyner, 6-2 F, Farmville Central HS (NC) [offered August 2020; Syracuse not among five finalists announced in August 2021]

Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, 6-0 W, Classen School of Advanced Studies (Oklahoma City, OK) [offered August 2020; Syracuse not among 10 finalists announced in August 2021]

Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [offered August 2020; Syracuse not among 15 finalists announced in October 2020]

Cotie McMahon, 5-10 G/W, Centerville HS (OH) [offered July 2019; committed to Ohio State, December 2020]

Naya Ojukwu, 6-0 F, Mountain View HS (Meridian, ID) [committed to Utah, October 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered August 2018; Syracuse not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Lazaria Spearman, 6-2 F, Dacula HS (GA) [committed to Miami (FL), January 2021]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Syracuse women’s basketball

Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.

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