Top New York prospect Emily Engstler commits to Syracuse

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Emily Engstler, who tallied her school's first quadruple-double, will take her versatile game to Syracuse

Emily Engstler, a 6-foot-2 forward at St. Francis Prep (Fresh Meadows, New York) and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 for the 2018 class, has committed to Syracuse.

"It was a tough decision for me," she said. "All the coaches that recruited me were great. But it came down to proximity to home so that my family could see me play and the fact that Syracuse has the best school for broadcast journalism in the country."

Engstler, who averaged 19 points and 16 rebounds last year as a junior and posted the first quadruple-double in school history, visited Ohio State, Miami and finally Syracuse before announcing her decision to play for the Orange and coach Quentin Hillsman.

Engstler made the biggest climb in the espnW HoopGurlz rankings of any prospect in any class coming out of the summer circuit. The top-rated small forward in the country, Engstler has the size to battle on the glass and the ball skills to deliver to the arc, with coaches and recruiters commending her ability to pass and share the ball.

"I'm excited to play for Coach Q, and I hope we can make another run at a national championship," she said.

In addition to Engstler, Syracuse has commitments from No. 10 Kadiatou Sissoko (6-2 SG France) and Kenza Salgues (5-9 SG France) in the Class of 2018.

The early signing period opens Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 15.

Just three top-20 prospects remain undeclared: No. 1 Christyn Williams, No. 5 Olivia Nelson-Ododa and No. 15 Queen Egbo.

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