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Syracuse Women's Basketball Lands Nation's Leading Scorer Jasmine Nwajei

Syracuse women's basketball has added Wagner transfer Jasmine Nwajei, the nation's leading scorer.

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. 


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