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Syracuse women’s basketball signs five players to 2021 recruiting class

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The class is ranked No. 11 nationwide by ESPN.

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For the fourth time in five years, the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team has signed a top-15 recruiting class. The Class of 2021 is ranked No. 11 in the nation by ESPN.

Quentin Hillsman’s class includes five players — four of whom are ranked by ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100: Latasha Lattimore, Shayeann Day-Wilson, Amani Bartlett, Nyah Wilson, and Julianna Walker.

Latasha Lattimore

Position: Forward

Height: 6’4”

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

High School: Crestwood Secondary

Bio: Lattimore is ranked No. 38 nationally and No. 6 in her position by espnW. The four-star recruit has a 93 rating by ESPN and is the No. 1 international recruit according to World Exposure Report. Lattimore helped lead her high school team to back-to-back OSBA Championships alongside ‘Cuse commit Shayeann Day-Wilson. Last season, she averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.

How’d she get here?: California, UCLA, Florida, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Michigan, Baylor, and Tennessee offered before she chose ‘Cuse.

Shayeann Day-Wilson

Position: Point Guard

Height: 5’5”

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

High School: Crestwood Secondary

Bio: Day-Wilson is ranked No. 41 nationally and No. 9 in her position by espnW. The four-star recruit has a 93 rating by ESPN and is the No. 11 international recruit according to World Exposure Report. Day-Wilson helped lead her high school team to back-to-back OSBA Championships alongside ‘Cuse commit Lattimore. Last season, she averaged 13.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game.

How’d she get here?: Florida, Notre Dame, and Michigan offered before she chose ‘Cuse.

Amani Bartlett

Position: Forward

Height: 6’3”

Hometown: Houston, Tex.

High School: Houston Christian

Bio: Bartlett is ranked No. 51 nationally and No. 12 in her position by espnW. The four-star recruit has a 93 rating by ESPN. Bartlett was the SPC Most Valuable Player, VYPE Private School Player of the Year, and was named to the SPC First Team last season.

How’d she get here?: Florida State, Houston, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas A&M offered before she chose ‘Cuse.

Nyah Wilson

Position: Guard

Height: 5’8”

Hometown: Duncanville, Tex.

High School: Duncanville

Bio: Wilson is ranked No. 99 nationally and No. 42 in her position by espnW. The four-star recruit has a 91 rating by ESPN. Last season, she helped lead Duncanville to a Texas State Championship.

Julianna Walker

Position: Guard

Height: 5’5”

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

High School: Annie Wright High School

Bio: Walker is ranked No. 98 nationally by World Exposure Report. She is a three-time Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year, three-time Associated Press All-State selection, two-time Nisqually Player of the Year, and was the Emerald City League Rookie of the Year in 2018. She has tallied almost 2,500 points in her career and averages 35.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 7.7 steals per game.

Four of five ‘Cuse starters will graduate after this season (unless they use their extra year of eligibility). Room will open up for players to fill the large roles of the graduates. The combination of a No. 4 recruiting class (2020) and a No. 11 recruiting class (2021) could be dangerous for Atlantic Coast Conference foes...

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