FGCU Women’s Basketball Adds UGA Transfer

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FGCU Adds UGA Transfer

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team added University of Georgia transfer Sydnei McCaskill, head coach Karl Smesko announced on Monday.

McCaskill will join the team immediately but will not be not be eligible to play until January of 2016, due to NCAA four-year transfer rules.

“Sydnei is a talented guard who can play either guard position,” said Smesko in a press release from FGCU. “She has great court vision and also shoots the ball well. She is a great addition to our team.”

At UGA, McCaskill scored 19 points in 14 appearances last season.

Prior to her time in Athens, McCaskill was a member of the Dr. Phillips’ High School program in Orlando. She was a four-year starter and helped the team to three-consecutive Florida State Championships while notching three Class 8A All-Central Florida honors.

In 2013, the 5-7 guard was named the All-Central Florida Player of the Year.

As a high school player, McCaskill was rated the no. 72 prospect by College Sports Madness and ranked at no. 86 by ESPN HoopGurlz.

FGCU should have a strong presence from transfers next season.

VCU transfer Kaneisha Atwater, who is currently the Lady Eagles’ second-leading scorer, will return as a Senior next season.

Vanderbilt transfer Kady Schrann will be eligible at the start of the 2015-16 season after sitting out this year.
As a high school player, Schrann ranked no. 48 overall and as the 10th-best point guard nationally by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She was Pennsylvania’s AA Player of the Year and finished her career with 2,161 points.

“Coach Lyles has done a very good job as our recruiting coordinator,” Smesko added in the press release. “Our first two additions with Coach Lyles as recruiting coordinator are two, top-100 recruits who both fit very well with our style of play.”

FGCU returns to action January 10th against conference rival Stetson University for a 4 p.m. matchup at Alico Arena.

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