Syracuse guard Teisha Hyman likely to redshirt 2020-21 season

Sophomore guard Teisha Hyman will likely redshirt the 2020-21 season, head coach Quentin Hillsman said Tuesday during a Zoom press conference. Hyman hasn’t played since SU’s 69-60 loss to NC State on Feb. 27 due to a knee ailment.

“I don’t think I’m going to play her,” Hillsman said. “She would probably be ready midway through our conference play, but I don’t think it’s worth wasting her for a year to throw her back out there right now.”

Hyman’s had a history of knee injuries dating back to high school. She tore her left ACL and medial meniscus during her junior year at Woodlands (New York) High School.

She averaged 20 minutes per game off the bench in her freshman season, including one start on Feb. 6 against Boston College in which she recorded a career-high 16 points and seven steals.

“Her playing with us would have given us a lot of more experience,” SU’s starting point guard Tiana Mangakahia said. “She would have been another scorer for us.”

The No. 22 Orange (1-0) still have plenty of guard depth this season.