Todd, Lewis Deemed Immediately Eligible for 2020-21

ORLANDO - The UCF women's basketball team announced Wednesday that sophomore guards Asia Todd and Alisha Lewis have both received waivers from the NCAA and are immediately eligible for competition for the 2020-21 campaign.


Todd has three seasons of eligibility remaining after playing her first collegiate basketball season at Liberty. She started 25 games during her rookie campaign and was the team's top three-point shooter, hitting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc, and was the fourth-leading scorer with 8.6 points per game. Liberty's first ASUN All-Freshman Team honoree, she was also named to the ASUN All-Tournament team after averaging 18.0 PPG for the championship.
A native of Clayton, N.C., Todd was the all-time leading scorer at Clayton High School with more than 2,000 career points. A two-time 3A Greater Neuse River Conference Player of the Year, she averaged 24 points per game her senior season. As a junior, she set a Clayton High single-game record of 53 points and averaged 29 points per game on the season.

Lewis joins the Knights after one season at Syracuse and has three seasons of eligibility remaining. With the Orange, she saw action in seven contests, making her debut in the season opener against Ohio on Nov. 5. 
The Wallingford, Pa., native was named the ninth-best point guard and 35th best overall player in the 2019 class according to espnW 100. She was named the 2017 Delaware state Player of the Year and was a three-time state champion while attending Urusline Academy from 2015-17.

The Black and Gold begin 2020-21 action tonight, hosting Virginia at 6 p.m. in Addition Financial Arena.  UCF returns four starters in preseason all-conference first team selection Brittney Smith, Masseny Kaba, Courtajia Sanders and Diamond Battles, In all, UCF returns seven Knights that saw action last season.
Since taking over in 2016, UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has led the Black and Gold to four consecutive 20-win campaigns. The Knights earned a first-round bye in four straight AAC tournaments and were the second seed at both the 2019 and 2020 tournaments. Coach ABE has guided the Knights to three postseason appearances and had her squad in the mix for a fourth before the cancellation of spring championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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