June 23, 2024

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Donovan McNabb’s daughter, Lexi, signs with Syracuse women’s basketball

Syracuse, N.Y. — Lexi McNabb, the daughter of former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb and previous Syracuse women’s basketball standout Raquel (Nurse) McNabb, has signed with the Syracuse women’s basketball staff.

Her signing was declared by the faculty on Saturday. Lexi McNabb experienced beforehand signed with Buffalo when Felisha Legette-Jack when she was managing the Bulls plan.

“Not the moment, but 2 times, did Lexi McNabb commit to our coaching personnel,” Legette-Jack explained in a push launch from the college. “We are so enthusiastic to have her rejoin our household. Lexi is a tireless worker. She is a really great passer, shooter, and lockdown defender! What exudes people characteristics in her character and her tutorial concentrate. We are incredibly lucky to have Lexi join our SU women’s basketball household.”

McNabb, a 5-foot-7 mix guard is a two-time Arizona 4A state winner with Seton Catholic (Chandler). She scored 21 details in the 2021 condition title activity. She performed past 12 months at Lincoln Prep (Hamilton, Ontario), where she averaged 10.2 points.

Her mother was a standout guard with Syracuse from 1994 to 1998, when Legette-Jack was an assistant coach with the Orange. Raquel (Nurse) McNabb nonetheless ranks between the top five all-time amongst SU women’s basketball players in vocation steals and assists. Raquel (Nurse) McNabb ranks third all-time averaging 2.5 steals for each sport and 3rd all-time averaging 4.9 assists per video game.

Her father, meanwhile, remains one particular of the biggest figures in the record of Syracuse sports activities. A four-time All-Big East First Crew quarterback, McNabb was the No. 2 decide on in the 1999 NFL Draft and went on to make six Pro Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles. He still ranks No. 1 on SU’s all-time touchdown passes listing with 77. His time with the Orange marked an period when SU was a danger on the nationwide degree in football.

In addition to her mothers and fathers, McNabb has three cousins who are high achievers in the globe of athletics.

One particular cousin, Kia Nurse, is a previous countrywide winner at UConn and at the moment plays in the WNBA. An additional cousin, Darnell Nurse, is at the moment participating in in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, and a third, Sarah Nurse, was a member of the Canadian women’s hockey staff that gained a gold medal this past winter.

Lexi McNabb is the eighth player to indication with Syracuse, and the initial superior college senior, since Legette-Jack took over the program, which necessary a considerable roster overhaul.

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