Arizona Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Pac-12Big 12

Head Coach: Adia Barnes (8th season in 2023-24)

Official Wildcats roster

Unofficial Arizona Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.

Personnel Notes:

  • March 2022 portal entrants: Anna Gret Asi (to Oklahoma State), Derin Erdogan (to Northeastern), Koi Love (to Southern Cal), Gisela Sanchez (to Kansas State), and Aaronette Vonleh (to Colorado)
  • April 2022 portal entrants: Semaj Smith (grad transfer to San José State) and Bendu Yeaney (grad transfer to Oregon State)
  • May 2022: Arizona adds three transfers—Lauren Fields (Oklahoma State), Jade Loville (Arizona State grad xfer), and Esmery Martinez (West Virginia)
  • June 2022: Breya Cunningham (2023) commits to Arizona
  • August 2022: Jada Williams (2023) commits to Arizona
  • November 2022: Lauren Ware is out for the 2022-23 season with a patellar dislocation (press release)
  • March 2023 transfer portal entrants: Paris Clark (to Virginia), Madison Conner, Lauren Fields (grad xfer to West Virginia), Lemyah Hylton (to Miami [FL]), and Lauren Ware (to Texas A&M)
  • March 2023: Helena Pueyo announces she’ll return to Arizona for the 2023-24 season, using her COVID extra year of eligibility
  • March 2023: Esmery Martinez announces her entry into both the WNBA Draft and the transfer portal (grad xfer), while also keeping open the option of returning to Arizona
  • March 2023: assistant coaches Ashley Davis and Erin Grant are not listed on the team’s 2023-24 roster page
  • April 2023: Esmery Martinez opts to return to Arizona for the 2023-24 season, using her extra COVID and withdrawing from the portal and the WNBA draft
  • April 2023: two transfers commit to Arizona—Isis Beh (West Virginia) and Sali Kourouma (Little Rock)
  • April 2023: Kailyn Gilbert enters her name into the transfer portal . . . but later withdraws it, opting to return to Arizona
  • April 2023: Middle Tennessee transfer Courtney Blakely commits to Arizona
  • April 2023: Fanta Gassama (juco transfer) commits to Arizona
  • April 2023: Bett Shelby is named an assistant coach (press release)
  • May 2023: Skylar Jones (2023) commits to Arizona
  • June 2023: Arizona officially announces the addition of five players to its 2023-24 roster (press release)
  • August 2023: Montaya Dew is out for the 2023-24 season with a left knee injury requiring surgery (press release)

2023 Arizona Women’s Basketball Commitments

Breya Cunningham, 6-4 C, La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego, CA) [committed 6/26/2022; other finalists: UCLA, Oregon, Southern Cal, and Texas]

Montaya Dew, 6-2 W, Liberty HS (Henderson, NV) [offered November 2020; committed 12/23/2021; other finalists: UCLA, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon, Southern Cal, Stanford, Tennessee, and Virginia]

Fanta Gassama, 6-1 juco sophomore C, South Georgia Tech / Mataro, Spain [committed 4/17/2023]

Skylar Jones, 5-10 W, Whitney Young HS (Chicago, IL) [committed 5/15/2023]

Jada Williams, 5-8 PG, La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego, CA) {attended Blue Springs HS (MO) prior to junior year} [offered July 2019; committed 8/1/2022]

Former Targets

Cori Allen, 5-10 G, Montverde Academy (FL) {previously attended Hillsboro HS (Nashville, TN)} [offered June 2021; committed to Illinois, October 2022]

Kamorea Arnold, 5-8 PG, Germantown HS (WI) [offered July 2020; Arizona not among 12 finalists announced in July 2021]

Madison Booker, 6-1 W, Germantown HS (Madison, MS) [offered July 2021; Arizona not among nine finalists announced in September 2021]

Chloe Briggs, 5-11 CG, Ontario Christian HS (CA) [offered November 2020; committed to Washington, August 2022]

Chloe Clardy, 5-9 CG, Conway HS (AR) [offered March 2020; committed to Stanford, August 2022]

Essence Cody, 6-4 F, Valdosta HS (GA) [offered July 2020; committed to Alabama, April 2022]

Diana Collins, 5-6 PG, Brookwood HS (Snellville, GA) [offered July 2020; committed to Ohio State, September 2022]

Aalyah Del Rosario, 6-6 C, Webb School (Bell Buckle, TN) {previously attended Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton Township, NJ)} [Arizona not among four finalists announced in August 2022]

Alexis Hess, 6-0 CG, Fleetwood HS (PA) [offered June 2020; committed to Kansas State, September 2022]

Hannah Hidalgo, 5-6 PG, Paul VI HS (Haddonfield, NJ) [offered July 2021; Arizona not among six finalists announced in August 2022]

Chloe Kitts, 6-3 W, Faith Christian Academy (Orlando, FL) [Arizona among four finalists; committed to South Carolina, November 2022]

Kylie Marshall, 5-11 CG, Lake Ridge HS (Mansfield, TX) [Arizona among four finalists announced in August 2022; committed to Texas A&M, October 2022]

Olivia McGhee, 6-3 CG, Louisa County HS (Mineral, VA) [offered June 2020; committed to Virginia, June 2022]

Mallory Miller, 6-4 F/C, Wolsey-Wessington HS (SD) [offered January 2023; committed to Arizona State, February 2023]

Cassandre Prosper, 6-2 W/F, Capital Courts Academy (Ottawa, ON) / hometown: Rosemère, Quebec [Arizona among five finalists; committed to Notre Dame, November 2022]

Taliah Scott, 5-9 SG, Oakleaf HS (Orange Park, FL) [offered July 2020; committed to Arkansas, September 2021]

Sayvia Sellers, 5-7 PG, Anchorage Christian School (AK) [offered June 2021; committed to Washington, August 2022]

Lisa Thompson, 5-9 PG, Joliet West HS (IL) [offered July 2020; committed to DePaul, July 2022]

Letycia Vasconcelos, 6-7 C, Montverde Academy (FL) [offered July 2020; committed to Baylor, October 2022]

Jenna Villa, 6-1 SG/W, Arlington HS (WA) [offered October 2020; committed to Washington State, July 2022]

Samantha Wagner, 6-1 SG/W, Reagan HS (San Antonio, TX) [committed to Oregon, November 2022]

Judea “Juju” Watkins, 6-1 G, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA) [Arizona not among three finalists]

Amari Whiting, 5-10 CG, Burley HS (ID) [offered July 2021; Arizona among six finalists announced in August 2021; committed to Oregon, November 2021]

Solè Williams, 5-9 CG, Princeton HS (Cincinnati, OH) [offered June 2020; committed to Texas A&M, November 2022]

Jordan Wood, 6-4 W, Carmel Catholic HS (Mundelein, IL) [offered July 2020; committed to Michigan State, September 2021]

See next page for 2024 commitments and targets for Arizona women’s basketball

Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.

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