Women's Basketball
    Women of Troy Ink Two For 2015

    Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and the Trojans welcome two standouts to the roster for 2015-16.
    Nov. 12, 2014

    USC women's basketball inked two key players for the coming 2015-16 season today, welcoming Marguerite Effa and Aliyah Mazyck to the Trojan Family. The two newest Women of Troy signed national letters of intent today, head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has announced.

    The inside-outside tandem of Effa and Mazyck comes to Troy from near and far and offers up some balanced skills to add to the Trojan gameplan. Originally from Cameroon, Effa is a product of Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. After averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds for her Fairfax squad last season, she was named the 2014 LA City Section Player of the Year as a junior. Effa also played club for California Basketball Club.

    "Marguerite is a player with tremendous upside," Cooper-Dyke said of Effa. "She is a true athlete and fierce competitor. She has great length, speed and timing. She will compete immediately for minutes at the speed forward position vacated by graduating seniors Alexyz Vaioletama and Kaneisha Horn. Welcome to the Women of Troy Marguerite!"

    Mazyck will come to Troy from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C. A 5-9 guard, she was named the 2014 4A Player of the Year in North Carolina and she ranks as the No. 18 overall recruit in the 2015 class according to espn.com. As a junior, she helped lead her Myers Park High team to the state title. Mazyck also plead club for WP Celtics.

    "Aliyah is the defending state champ and the top 1 prospect in the state of North Carolina," Cooper-Dyke said of Mazyck. "She is an extremely talented ball-handler and plays the point guard position with great energy and passion. She's a talented scorer, yet has the ability to make everyone around her better. Aliyah will immediately impact our team and program, and we are excited to welcome her to USC!"