When she was knee-high to a point guard, you knew this kid had a bright basketball future. Elisha Leggett had all the moves the dedication, the coach ability 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. Each year her team won state titles, and she won All-State and AII-America honors.
In 1984, Felisha entered Syracuse University on a full basketball scholarship and was named Big East “Freshman of the Year.” She made All-conference again in 1985-86 and in 1986-87. Then came the nightmare as Felisha blew out her knee. Big-time bad. She spent the 1987-88 season watching her teammates from the bleachers. Her injury was serious enough to put a complete stop to most basketball careers, but Felicia poured herself into her rehab routine and came back the next season to make ALL-Conference once more in 1988-89.
She finished her Orange career as the school’s all-time scorer-rebounder. Following college, Felisha coached for two years at Westhill High School. From 1991 to 1993, she served as Assistant Coach at Boston College. Currently, Felisha Legette-Jack is Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at her alma mater, Syracuse University. Her career is indeed a Profile in Courage.