Coach Jack has preached about trying to keep WNY’s best talent local and this incoming freshman is just that. Hemphill brings the ability to wreak havoc in UB’s transition game.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
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Just ten minutes away from Alumni Arena, Hemphill spent her high school days at Cardinal O’Hara where she averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds. The most impressive stat is probably he ability to generate turnovers with 3.1 steals per game. She also has demonstrated leadership skills thanks to being a four-year team captain. Hemphill comes to Buffalo as an impressive recruit for Coach Jack and staff because of her 3 star rating by ESPN.
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"We are very excited to have Summer Hemphill join our UB family," Legette-Jack said. "She will bring athleticism, work ethic, energy, and speed to our post position. We see her at the point of our press causing havoc, in the back of our match-up with her lateral quickness, and on the receiving end of our transition. It is a thrill to have another local great talent stay home and help us build UB women's basketball into, arguably, the best women's basketball team in Western New York."
Hemphill reached the milestone in the third quarter, finishing the night with 14 points and 15 rebounds. She is the fifth player in program history to reach the 1,000 point mark.
“I think she has a chance to go there and contribute as a freshman, which a lot of kids don’t get a chance to do,” Hawks coach Nick O’Neal said. “Coming up now through the junior, sophomore and even freshmen classes” in Western New York “there are going to be a bunch of kids from public and Catholic schools who are going to be Division I or II athletes.”
Of all the freshmen coming to UB this fall, I think Hemphill is going to make the biggest impact right out of the gate. She has shown that she has an offensive game and her ability to disrupt opposing offenses in transition could very well be the best on this year’s squad. Watch out for Hemphill this season.