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Cheyenne McEvans, a former MAC All-Freshman team honoree, transfers from Buffalo to Syracuse

Syracuse.com logo Syracuse.com 4/21/2022 Mike Curtis, syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. — Buffalo guard Cheyenne McEvans has transferred to the Syracuse women’s basketball program, she confirmed to syracuse.com on Sunday evening.

World Exposure Report revealed McEvans’ decision to join the Orange first. The popular women’s basketball news website reported on Thursday that McEvans would visit Syracuse’s campus over the weekend.

McEvans is the fifth player to transfer to Syracuse since Felisha Legette-Jack was named the program’s new coach, joining Buffalo teammates Georgia Woolley and Saniaa Wilson, along with Kentucky forward Olivia Owens and Temple forward Kyra Wood.

McEvans, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, announced her intentions to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal on April 8.

After ending the 2020-21 season as a starter and an honoree on the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team, McEvans appeared in just 12 games for Buffalo in 2021-22 before suffering a season-ending lower-body injury. McEvans averaged 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals as a sophomore this year.

McEvans made an immediate impact for the Bulls as a freshman, totaling 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 43.9% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.

In high school, McEvans had a sensational career at Southfield A&T, where she totaled 1,500 career points and averaged a double-double of 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior.

Syracuse’s outgoing list of transfers is a short one so far with Priscilla Williams’ recent commitment to South Florida. Chrislyn Carr and Chrissy Carr, who are currently in the transfer portal, recently took visits to Arizona and Virginia Tech, respectively. Orange guard Julianna Walker is also in the portal but hasn’t announced a decision to stay or leave the team.

So far, Legette-Jack’s rebuild of the Syracuse women’s basketball program has resulted in three of her former players from Buffalo joining the team, the addition of some much-needed frontcourt depth with Owens, Wood and Wilson, the hiring of two former Buffalo assistants — Khyreed Carter and Kristen Sharkey — and her former SU teammate and longtime friend Sue Ludwig joining the team as an assistant.

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