Las Vegas Aces select Dyaisha Fair in the WNBA Draft

Las Vegas Aces select Dyaisha Fair in the WNBA Draft

Sports SUmmary: men’s basketball transfer commits, women’s lacrosse win ACC regular season title, tennis to the ACC Tournament.

Dyaisha Fair (#2) walks out for the game against Duke on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the JMA Wireless Dome.
Dyaisha Fair, seen here before a game against Duke on February, is on her way to the WNBA defending champions.

Former Syracuse women’s basketball guard Dyaisha Fair was selected 16th by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA draft Monday night. Fair is the third-leading scorer in College Women’s Basketball history. 

The guard averaged 22.3 points per game, the third highest in the ACC. She also helped the Orange remain ranked throughout the regular season and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons.

Fair’s 1,368 points are the 10th most in school history. She also has the record for the highest scoring average and most threes in a game.

Fair now joins the two-time defending champions Aces and instantly fills a need. Despite their talent, Las Vegas lacked depth and scoring off their bench. The guard, an explosive scorer who multiple times led Syracuse to comeback wins, can help them win a third ring.

Men’s hoops pick up another transfer

University of Delaware forward Jyare Davis is committing to Syracuse for the 2024-2025 season.  

A junior, the forward averaged 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game in his 94 games with the Blue Hens. He led Delaware in scoring last season and is a two-time All-CAA selection. 

Davis is the second transfer commitment this offseason for the Orange, Colorado center Eddie Lampkin Jr. was the first. 

Women’s lacrosse win ACC regular season title

No. 2 Syracuse women’s lacrosse beat Clemson to clinch the ACC regular season title. The 15-6 beatdown of the Tigers moved the Orange to a 8-0 conference record

After a 3-3 start to the season, Syracuse now finds itself in a nine-game win streak that allowed the squad to dominate the ACC.

Syracuse never trailed Clemson, dominating the shots and draw controls. Junior attack Payton Rowley had a dominant game, scoring four goals, and graduate midfielder Emma Tyrrell also had a solid outing, scoring three goals and dishing out three assists.

Next, the squad will face No. 3 Boston College on Thursday in the regular season finale. The opening draw is set for 5 p.m.

Syracuse tennis earns No. 10 seed in ACC Tournament

No. 10 Syracuse will face No. 7 seeded Notre Dame in the second round of the 2024 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship on Thursday at 6 p.m. The game will be played in Cary, North Carolina.

The Orange lost 5-2 to the Fighting Irish. The team is 5-12 against Notre Dame all-time and most recently beat them in 2021. 

A win on Thursday sets the Orange up to face No. 2 seeded Virginia at 6 p.m. on Friday.