Syracuse coach Hillsman has 11 gamers enter transfer portal
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FILE – Syracuse's Emily Engstler (21) pulls in the rebound in between Boston College's Makayla Dickens (10) and Ally VanTimmeren (12) throughout the very first half of an NCAA college basketball video game in the 2nd round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., in this Thursday, March 4, 2021, file picture.
FILE – Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman yells to his players in the very first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game versus Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., in this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file picture. Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman has had 11 players enter the NCAA transfer portal and has generated four players to assist make up for the losses. He states the Orange are in a good place and “not in panic mode.” Among those who have actually departed are leading scorer Kiara Lewis and Emily Engstler, who led the group in rebounding as the very first gamer off the bench.
The Orange are expected to have only 4 gamers back from this year's team, however those include 6-foot-7 center Kamilla Cardoso and 6-2 guard Priscilla Williams, who had strong freshman seasons.
Hillsman stated his conversations with leaving players were as short as 10 seconds and not adversarial.
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