Two women's basketball prospects, including a prolific scorer from Rochester, have signed National Letters of Intent to play at the University at Buffalo.
UB coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the signing of Dyaisha Fair and Jessica Schiffer on Tuesday.
Fair, a point guard from Edison Tech, averaged 33.5 points game and was Greater Rochester Player of the Year. Fair was a three-time All-Greater Rochester selection. She is the first Rochester public schools player to earn the honor, which was inaugurated in 1993. Fair also averaged 10 rebounds and eight assists. Schiffer is a 5-foot-8 shooting guard from Germany.
"I think we touched on need-base with a ball handling skill set and ability to score the ball, Legette-Jack said. "Dyaisha and Jessika are not going to wait their turn. They are here to compete and help to continue to propel us to newfound heights."
Fair set the school record for points in a game with 51 against Gates Chili and also set school records for most three pointers made in a game and a single season. Her 10 three pointers in a win over Honeoye Falls-Lima in February is a Section V record.
"Dyaisha is going to keep you on the edge of your seat," stated Legette-Jack. "She is a dynamic player, with great ball handling skills and a high IQ and if you back off she can shoot it. We are really fortunate to have another player from the Rochester area join our program."
Among UB's five graduating seniors is another former Rochester scholastic star, Cierra Dillard, who was a second team All-America selection in leading UB to the Mid-American Conference championship last season.
Schiffer hails from Iserlohn, Germany, and has competed at the highest level across Europe. She played her high school ball at Deutschhaus Gymnasium in Wurzburg, Germany, where her teams finished in second and fourth in the German high school championships.
Last summer, Jessika competed at the U18 European Championships as a member of the German national team that took home the gold medal.