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Where will Syracuse basketball guard Dyaisha Fair land in tonight’s WNBA draft?

With the WNBA draft tonight, one Syracuse player is shining amongst the rest of the field. SU star guard Dyaisha Fair will be in attendance in New York City tonight for the draft. The grad student is the first ever player in program history to be invited and attend the selection process. So how did Fair get in this position? Let’s look back at her season, and see where the experts currently have her landing tonight. 

Fair’s 2023-24 Campaign

Fair was one of the most tentative scorers in the nation this past season for SU. She averaged 22.3 points per game, which was good for third most per contest in the ACC. Fair also scored double figures in every game but one. A lot of those points came from the three point line, where the guard smashed the program record for triples in a game with nine. On top of that, the Rochester native led the Orange to their first NCAA tournament win and appearance since 2021. Fair finished 10th all time on the SU scoring list, being the fastest in program history to tally 1,000 points. Nationally, the guard finished third in NCAA women’s basketball for points. Fair leaves Syracuse as one of the best to ever do it, yet there are still some doubts about where she is going to land tonight.

Where will Fair land in the draft?

While those college accolades listed above are great, just 15 out of 36 players drafted in the 2023 WNBA draft ended up on opening day rosters. That’s a major concern for Fair if she is to be drafted tonight. On top of that, it doesn’t help that the guard stands at 5 ‘5’. She would be tied for the shortest player in the league if drafted. ESPN currently has Fair projected to be selected 16th overall. If she is to be selected at 16, the grad student would become a part of the Las Vegas Aces organization. Regardless of where Fair is selected, she will become a part of Orange history if she is drafted, becoming just the sixth Syracuse player ever to be a WNBA draftee. 

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