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Syracuse Signee Desiree Elmore is Connecticut Girls' Basketball Player of the Year

Desiree Elmore was named the Connecticut POY after guiding Capital Prep to four straight titles.

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Incoming Syracuse Orange freshman Desiree Elmore has added on to her high school career by being named the 2015-16 Connecticut Girls' Basketball Player of the Year by the New Haven Register. Elmore helped lead Capital Prep to four consecutive state titles.

Elmore's senior year stat line is pretty impressive. She averaged 26.7 points. 15.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. On the defensive side of the ball she averaged 3.7 steals and 3.5 blocks per contest. In Elmore's four years at Capital Prep the school never lost a game to a team from Connecticut. She holds school records for points, rebounds, steals, and blocks. 

The forward/guard is Syracuse's first five-star espnW HoopGurlz recruit since Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes. She leads Syracuse's 25th ranked recruiting class for next season. Elmore chose Syracuse partly due to Head Coach Quentin Hillsman's early interest in her. She was also excited about the prospect of attending Newhouse for a communications degree and the proximity to her home.