BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the signing of Dyaisha Fair and Jessika Schiffer to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday.
"I am really excited about the steps we are taking to continuously grow our women's basketball program," said head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "I think we touched on need-base with a ball handling skill set and ability to score the ball. 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 comes to Buffalo after a successful high school career at Edison Tech High School in Rochester, NY. During her senior campaign, Fair averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. The ultra-talented point guard led Section V in scoring and was named All-Greater Player of the Year, becoming the first Rochester City School District player to win the award since its inauguration in 1993. She was also a member of the Ronald McDonald All-Star team.
Fair set the school record for points in a game with 51 points against Gates Chili and also set school records for most three pointers made in a game and a single-season. Her 10 made three pointers in a win over Honeoye Falls-Lima in February also set a new 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."
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 place in the German high school championships. She was also named to the National ING-DiBa Perspekivkader Roster in 2014.
Last summer, Jesskika competed at the U18 European Championships as a member of the German national team where her team took home the gold medal. In 2016, she competed on the U16 team that won the silver medal. Shiffer also competed with the TG Qool Sharks Wurzburg club team that placed second in south Germany and was a three-time regional champion with TG Wildcats Wurzburg.
"We are very fortunate to have Jessika join our UB family," said Legette-Jack. "Her maturity and ability to shoot the long ball is really going to pay dividends in our quest for continued success. She's a great person, has a great family and is an incredible student-athlete. Our international family continues to grow."
Fair and Schiffer will help replace the five graduating seniors from this year's squad that captured the program's second MAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.