The top scorer in women's college basketball is coming to Syracuse. Jasmine Nwajei told CuseNation.com that she verbally committed during an on-campus visit. She was on campus Friday and Saturday, according to a source.
"I love the coaching staff," Nwajei said. "Coach Q, Tammi (Reiss), (Vonn) Read, Ced (Cedric Solice), they're all great people. I know that Coach Q will push me to the level that I want to take my game to."
Nwajei is a guard who is transferring in from Wagner. She averaged 29 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game for the Seahawks. Nwajei shot 38% from the floor overall and 25% from the three-point arc. As a sophomore, she put up 25 points, six rebounds, four assists and over three steals per game.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Nwajei will have to sit out a year, but will be available for the 2017-18 season. She will have one year of eligibility remaining.
"I have to sit one year," she said. "I'll be a fifth year senior. I have plans to start. I'm going to be the floor general, of course a scoring threat and a reflection of Coach Q."
Syracuse will lose point guard Alexis Peterson after next season, making for a perfect transition to having Nwajei take over.