Syracuse, N.Y. — The rebuild of the Syracuse women’s basketball roster is now complete following the addition of Maryland graduate transfer Alaysia Styles, the school announced Thursday.
Styles, a 6-foot-3 forward, is the seventh player to transfer to the program this offseason, and presumably the last since the @CuseWBB account posted the announcement on Twitter with the caption: “The final piece.“
Styles played her senior season for the Terrapins and averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 60.5% from the field through 21 games. Her contributions off the bench played an integral part in helping Maryland win both the Big Ten regular season and tournament title before making a run to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament.
Styles, a native of San Diego, started her career at California where she helped the program accomplish two 20-win seasons and consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2018 and 2019. She started 30 of 31 games and averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds during the 2019-20 season. She also became a three-year letterwinner for the Golden Bears.
Coming out of high school, Styles was ranked four stars by ESPN HoopGurlz and the No. 90 player in the country. She averaged a double-double of 20.9 points and 12.8 rebounds as a senior at La Jolla Country Day.
Styles joins a group of seven players — Shalexxus Aaron, Jayla Thornton, Najé Murray, Eboni Walker, Christianna Carr and Chrislyn Carr — to commit to the Orange this offseason after the program lost 12 players to the NCAA’s transfer portal. That group of transfers will join the No. 11 recruiting class in the country and three returners from last season’s team.