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Georgia Woolley and Saniaa Wilson to join Felisha Legette-Jack at Syracuse

UB loses the reigning MAC Freshman of the Year and a valued role player to SU

Freshman guard Georgia Woolley (middle) has transferred to Syracuse, where she will reunite with former UB head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.
Freshman guard Georgia Woolley (middle) has transferred to Syracuse, where she will reunite with former UB head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Former UB women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack will be joined by two Bulls in Syracuse next season. Shortly after entering the transfer portal, freshman guard Georgia Woolley and freshman forward Saniaa Wilson will join the Orange, according to an SU press release

Woolley — the reigning Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year — was an integral part of Buffalo’s scoring game alongside junior guard Dyaisha Fair, who has entered her name in the portal but has not announced where she will be playing next season. 

The Brisbane, Australia native started the final 24 games of the season and averaged 14.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 rebounds per game. She also recorded 73 steals in 34 games. 

The 6-foot guard netted 29 points in the MAC Championship Game against Ball State, which sent UB to the NCAA Tournament. She notched at least 20 points in 12 games last season.

“Georgia is the most angle-smart defensive player I’ve coached in a long time. She’s a fantastic scorer from three different levels – layups, mid-range, and three-ball,” Legette-Jack said in the release. “She is tough as nails and smart as they come. We are so excited to have her join the best school in the country.”

S-foot forward Saniaa Wilson will reunite with Woolley in The Salt City. In 14 competitions, Wilson averaged 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 points and 10.9 minutes per game. 

The Rochester native had six points, three rebounds and one assist in UB’s first round NCAA Tournament loss to Tennessee.. The highlight of her season came against Central Michigan, when she put up a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.

“The world has not yet seen how good Saniaa will be,” Legette-Jack said in the press release. “She is a back-to-the-basket post who loves contact. Saniaa has a great IQ for the game and is a fantastic passer that knows how to win. She is an even better person than her basketball accolades. I’d like to welcome her to the best school in the country.” 

By welcoming in a promising group of freshmen, Legette-Jack is setting the groundwork for what will be a rebuild at Syracuse. The Bulls have yet to name Legete-Jack’s replacement, but the decision is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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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