Arizona Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Pac-12

Head Coach: Adia Barnes (6th season in 2021-22)

Official Wildcats roster


Unofficial Arizona Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Programs will be allowed to exceed the 15-scholarship limit for the 2021-22 season only (and only for their own returning 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:

  • April 2021: Sam Thomas announces she will return for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility
  • April 2021 portal entrants: Marta García (to Florida Atlantic), Tara Manumaleuga (to TCU), and Mara Mote (returned home to Latvia)
  • April 2021 transfer signees: Koi Love (from Vanderbilt), Taylor Chavez (from Oregon), and Ariyah Copeland (grad xfer from Alabama)
  • April 2021: two assistant coaches depart—Tamisha Augustin (Mississippi State) and Jackie Nared Hairston (to Oregon)
  • April 2021: April Phillips and Erin Grant are hired as assistant coaches (press release)
  • May 2021: Maya Nnaji (2022) commits to Arizona
  • June 2021: after April Phillips departs to join the Texas staff, Ashley Davis is hired as an assistant coach (press release)
  • October 2021: Lemyah Hylton (2022) commits to Arizona
  • December 2021: Paris Clark (2022) commits to Arizona
  • December 2021: Montaya Dew (2023) commits to Arizona

2022 Arizona Women’s Basketball Commitments

Paris Clark, 5-10 CG, Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, NY) [committed 12/13/2021]

Kailyn Gilbert, 5-8 PG, Seffner Christian Academy (FL) [offered July 2020; committed 1/5/2021; other finalists: Georgia, Louisville, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Virginia]

Lemyah Hylton, 5-11 CG, Southwest Academy (London, ON) [offered June 2019; committed 10/16/2021; other finalists: Alabama, MarylandMichigan, and North Carolina)]

Maya Nnaji, 6-4 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered September 2018; committed 5/10/2021; other finalists: UCLAFloridaGeorgia, Illinois, LouisvilleMarylandMichigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Virginia]


2022 Targets

Aaliyah Smith, 5-7 PG, Madison La Follette HS (WI) [offered March 2019]


Former Targets

Ryanne Allen, 6-1 W, Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, PA) [offered July 2020; committed to Vanderbilt, September 2021]

Kennedy Basham, 6-7 C, Phoenix PHH Prep (AZ) [offered June 2018; Arizona among six finalists announced in February 2021; committed to Oregon, September 2021]

Shay Bollin, 6-3 F, Bridgewater-Raynham HS (MA) [offered May 2019; committed to Duke, October 2020]

Amaya Bonner, 6-0 SG/W, Bishop O’Dowd HS (Oakland, CA) [offered October 2020; committed to Cal, May 2021]

KK Bransford, 5-10 G, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH) [Arizona among five finalists announced in September 2021; committed to Notre Dame, October 2021]

Ysabella Fontleroy, 6-1 W, Kickapoo HS (Springfield, MO) [committed to Baylor, November 2021]

Aaliyah Gayles, 5-9 PG, Spring Valley HS (Las Vegas, NV) [Arizona among ten finalists announced in September 2020; committed to Southern Cal, November 2020]

Chance Gray, 5-9 PG, Lakota West HS (West Chester, OH) [Arizona among nine finalists announced in September 2020; not among two finalists announced in July 2021]

Tionna Herron, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered November 2018; committed to Kentucky, December 2020]

Tineya Hylton, 5-7 PG, Royal Crown Academic School (Scarborough, ON) [Arizona among 14 finalists announced in January 2021; not among four finalists announced in August 2021]

Jennah Isai, 6-0 W, Valley Vista HS (Surprise, AZ) [offered September 2017; committed to Oregon, June 2021]

Londynn Jones, 5-6 PG, Santiago HS (Corona, CA) [Arizona among ten finalists announced in November 2020; committed to UCLA, April 2021]

Cotie McMahon, 5-10 G/W, Centerville HS (OH) [offered July 2019; committed to Ohio State, December 2020]

Amina Muhammad, 6-3 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered November 2018; committed to Texas, May 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered June 2020; Arizona not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Myka Perry, 5-10 G, Norman HS (OK) [offered November 2018; committed to Florida, September 2020]

Kiki Rice, 5-11 PG, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [Arizona among five finalists; committed to UCLA, November 2021]

Sa’Myah Smith, 6-4 W/F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered April 2020; committed to LSU, October 2021]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-3 W/F, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) {before senior year, attended Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH)} [offered July 2019; Arizona among ten finalists announced in November 2020; not among three finalists announced in September 2021]

Carleigh Wenzel, 5-8 G, O’Connor HS (TX) [offered December 2019; Arizona among six finalists announced in November 2020; committed to Virginia Tech, February 2021]


See next page for 2023 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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