When she was knee-high to a point guard, you knew this kid had a bright basketball future. Felisha Leggette had all the moves the dedication, the coachability you expect to see in a future champion. She disappointed no one.
From 1981 to 1984, Felisha had the good fortune to play for Hall of Fame (1996) coach Willetta Spease at Nottingham High. Nottingham won two state titles and she earned All-State and AII-America honors.
In 1984, Felisha entered Syracuse University on a full basketball scholarship and was named BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Year. She earned All-BIG EAST conference honors in 1985-86 and in 1986-87 and was a Syracuse's first two-time honorable mention All-American. Then came the nightmare as Felisha blew out her knee. She spent the 1987-88 season watching her teammates from the bench. Her injury was serious enough to put a complete stop to most basketball careers, but Felisha poured herself into her rehab routine and came back the next season to earn All-BIG EAST Conference recognition in 1988-89.
She finished her Orange career as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Following college, Felisha coached for two years at Westhill High School. From 1991 to 1993, she served as assistant coach at Boston College. At the time of her induction into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, Felisha was assistant women’s basketball coach at her alma mater.