Two years from now, the Syracuse Orange women's basketball squad is going to have some new faces suiting up.
Wagner's Jasmine Nwajei and Florida's Isis Young already transferred to join Quentin Hillsman's club and now they've been joined by St. Bonaventure Miranda Drummond, who will sit out the upcoming season and have two years of eligibility remaining afterward.
"Miranda is a skilled hybrid wing with a complete offensive skillset," commented Hillsman. "She has the ability to defend three positions on the floor. She was a full-time starter at St. Bonaventure and volume 3-point shooter, which makes her a perfect fit for our system."
As a sophomore in 2015-16, Drummond helped St. Bonaventure to the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The 6-1 forward ranked second on the club in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game. Drummond, a starter in 29 contests, knocked down 59 3-point field goals on the year, making more than 36 percent of her attempts from deep.
Those three-pointers are music to Coach Q's ears as he's looking for ways to replace Brianna Butler's three-point prowess.
The influx of transfers really helps bridge the gap for the Orange as Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes, and Briana Day all graduate after next season. SU should be extremely competitive once again in 2016-2017 but having a trio of experienced players ready to step in makes it so much easier to keep the program at it's current level.