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Dyaisha Fair enters transfer portal

Fair enters the portal just two days after Felisha Legette-Jack named Syracuse head coach

Junior guard Dyaisha Fair (2) was the fourth-leading scorer in college basketball this season.
Junior guard Dyaisha Fair (2) was the fourth-leading scorer in college basketball this season.

Junior guard Dyaisha Fair potentially played her final minutes as a Bull March 19 at the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena. 

Fair — who ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 23.4 points per game this 2021-22 season — announced in an Instagram post Monday that she would be entering the transfer portal. The news came just two days after head coach Felisha Legette-Jack was named the new head coach of the Syracuse University women’s basketball team.

“To my coaches and mentors, I want to thank you for the opportunity to play the game that I love here. Thank you for pushing me beyond my limits,” Fair said in the post. “After much consideration and excitement for what my future holds, I have decided to place myself in the transfer portal. Opening doors for more opportunities.” 

The Rochester native scored her 2,000th career point this season when UB faced Ball State in the MAC Tournament..One of the most dangerous offensive threats in the nation, Fair earned first-team All-MAC honors this season. 

In 34 contests, the three-year starter averaged 23.4 points, 4.9 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.1 steals for the 2021-22 season. 

Fair was recently named a finalist for the Becky Hammon Award — given annually to the Mid-Major Player of the Year — and earned an Associated Press All-American honorable mention.

In her first season at Buffalo, the 5-foot-5 guard immediately made an impact, earning the conference’s Freshman of the Year Award and finishing in the top 10 on nine UB single-season record lists. 

During her sophomore campaign, Fair became the fastest UB athlete ever to score 1,000 career points, doing so in her 44th career game. 

Under Legette-Jack, Fair made a trip to the Big Dance, earned a MAC title and was named MAC Player of the Week a plethora of times. 

Fair’s future plans have not yet been announced.

Kayla Sterner is an assistant sports editor and can be reached at kayla.sterner@ubspectrum.com 


KAYLA STERNER
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Kayla Sterner is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. She is studying communications with the hopes of being a sideline reporter. In her spare time, she can be found in the gym, watching football or vibing to Mac Miller. Kayla is on Twitter @kaylasterner. 

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