Teisha Hyman jumped from Syracuse to Rhode Island this offseason in what she hopes will be her next move towards going pro following a four-year run with the Orange.
Hyman entered the transfer portal on March 31 and signed with the Rams on April 19.
“At Rhode Island, I wish to gain skills of better decision-making and to become a consistent shot maker,” Hyman said. “I prayed about the decision and was guided by God.”
The 5-foot-8-inch guard was particularly drawn to URI because of head coach Tammi Reiss, who initially recruited her to Syracuse when she was an assistant with the Orange.
“Coach Reiss recruited me to ’Cuse and was why I committed, so I trust her,” Hyman said. “I like her attention to detail. She knows the game on a professional level and knows what it takes. She studies her players and develops them to become pros.”
Reiss played two seasons in the WNBA and also served as an assistant coach in the league.
Hyman played three seasons with Syracuse in which she averaged 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. In her final season with the Orange, she posted 10.4 points, shooting 39.6 percent from the floor, in 29 games.
In 2022, the guard led the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game, 6.1 rebound, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals. She notched the fifth triple-double in Syracuse history with 27 points, 15 assists and 11 steals on Dec. 5, 2021.
“My favorite thing about being at Syracuse was the love from the community and fans,” she said. “I also loved building relationships with the other sports teams.”
The grad transfer was ranked as the No. 33 basketball transfer in the portal, according to ESPNW.
Hyman announced her intention to transfer in an Instagram post and cited her goal of playing at the next level.
“As a kid I dreamed of playing pro,” she wrote.
Hyman is the second transfer for the Rams in the busy offseason. She will be joining Manhattan College transfer Dee Dee Davis, who announced her transfer in early April.