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Syracuse women’s basketball adds Rhode Island’s Elemy Colome as grad transfer

The Orange will have some additional help for 2019-20.

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The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team already has some top-10 aspirations and a ton of returning talent. This week, coach Quentin Hillsman also added to what should be a very formidable group in 2019-20.

According to her Twitter feed, the Rhode Island Rams’ Elemy Colome will join the Orange as a grad transfer for this coming year. Colome, a guard, averaged 14.1 points per game last season to lead the Rams. She shot 40.3% from the field, 28.6% from three and 77.1% from the free throw line. Colome also picked up 3.7 boards per game, dished 2.4 assists and averaged 1.7 steals. Not bad for being the top option on a not-so-good (8-21) Rhody squad.

Adding yet another talented guard that can shoot sets up a pretty impressive backcourt for the Orange in 2019-20. Along with Colome, All-ACC point guard Tiana Mangakahia returns, as do Gabrielle Cooper, Kiara Lewis and Emily Engstler. Assuming everyone stays on the court (Cooper and Engstler had some absences this past season), it’s a deeper and more formidable group that should hopefully provide a bit more variety in terms of scoring options than we saw last year.

Welcome aboard to Elemy! If you weren’t already aboard the hype train for the women’s basketball team for this coming season, you may want to get on board quickly.