The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball program has been lighting it up on the recruiting trail the last couple years, and that trend continued over the weekend.
According to a report from Cuse Nation’s Mike McAllister, Syracuse has added two more top-100 players to the recruiting class of 2021: Latasha Lattimore and Shayeann Day-Wilson, both of Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough, Ont. YES, WE ARE CANADA’S COLLEGE TEAM!
Adding both players gives Syracuse three top-100 commits for 2021 now. Lattimore is the highest-ranked of those — per ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings — at No. 11 overall. She’s a five-star forward who stands at 6-foot-4. Day-Wilson is a four-star point guard who’s 5-foot-5 and ranked 73rd overall. They join previous commit Nyah Wilson, from Duncansville, Tex. (85th overall).
This is the second straight year that Syracuse has landed three top-100 players and at least one in the top 15. In 2020, SU wound up with two of the top 10 players — Kamilla Cardoso and Priscilla Williams.
Bringing in teammates can provide a unique advantage, as they already possess the chemistry required to play together and know more about what the other will do on the court. Obviously the high school and college levels are two different things, but the familiarity is a nice starting point that could pay dividends for Syracuse down the road.
While there was some concern whether the Orange’s recent recruiting hot streak could continue after losing top assistants Tammi Reiss and Adeniyi Amadou to Rhode Island, it appears that coach Quentin Hillsman is still keeping things moving there for the time being.
Welcome aboard, Latasha and Shayeann! You can check out some highlights from Latasha below: