Teisha Hyman Named Honorable Mention of All-ACC team
By Adam Cohen | @A_Cohen6
Citrus TV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter
Teisha Hyman, the star guard for the Syracuse Women’s Basketball team, was named an honorable mention on the All-ACC team on Tuesday morning. The Redshirt Sophomore averaged 15.9 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 3.8 assists per game, and 2.5 steals per game en route to the accolade. Hyman was the only Syracuse personnel to take home any recognition in the ACC regular season awards.
The star guard finished fifth in the league in scoring, third in free-throw percentage with 82.9%, sixth in assists, and led the ACC in total steals with 70.
The White Plains, New York, native spent the 2020-2021 season as a redshirt after undergoing surgery to repair her ACL. Hyman has a history of knee injuries dating all the way back to her high school days but has not shown it at all this season.
“It’s been a long journey. I came in and worked hard in the summer, but it’s always a mental obstacle because I haven’t played a full season. I think just working hard and taking it day by day. Being grateful I’m on the court, and it has been a journey, let me tell you that.” Hyman said with a smile after finishing her first full regular season on Sunday. Number five played almost a full season her freshman year, but dealt with a knee ailment towards the end that knocked her out for almost two years.
Hyman had a 92 scouts grade coming out of high school according to ESPN. She was ranked the 98th overall player in the class and 27th at the guard position. It’s definitely safe to say that she has lived up to billing, and some, in her two years in Orange.
The guard had a relatively productive season her freshman year. She averaged 21 minutes, primarily coming off the bench. Hyman averaged 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals. She clearly took a few big steps forward since getting healthy and carving out a starting role with the team. Her field goal percentage in particular took a big jump from 33.5% to 41.5% between her first and second season.
With the regular season now finished, number five and the Cuse will look ahead to the ACC tournament. Syracuse came in 12th in the ACC and will match up against Clemson in the first round. When the Orange and Tigers met earlier in the season, SU took care of business with a 40-point win, 86-46.
If the Cuse takes care of business against Clemson on Wednesday, they’ll get a real prize with fifth-seed Virginia Tech on Thursday. The last time the Orange and Hokies met, VT throttled SU by 49 points, 102-53. It was Syracuse’s worst loss of the season, but not by much.
Syracuse finished the season at 11-17 overall with a 4-14 record in ACC play. They are the 12th seed in the ACC tournament and will take on Clemson at 1PM on Wednesday down in Greensboro. They will have to run the gauntlet if they want to win the championship and steal an automatic bid away from a conference rival.