Cal Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Pac-12

Head Coach: Charmin Smith (4th season in 2022-23)

Official Golden Bears roster

Unofficial Cal 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:

  • April 2021: assistant coach April Phillips leaves to join the Arizona staff; Paul Reed is hired as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator (press release)
  • May 2021: Karisma Ortiz grad-transfers in from Texas (press release)
  • May 2021: Amaya Bonner (2022) commits to Cal
  • May 2021: assistant coach Wendale Farrow leaves to join Southern Cal staff
  • June 2021: two more join the staff as assistant coaches—Kelly Cole (press release) and Eliza Pierre (press release)
  • October 2021: Karisma Ortiz suffers a knee injury, forcing her to miss the 2021-22 season (press release)
  • October 2022: Jazlen Green announces that she’s opting out of the 2022-23 season

2022 Cal Women’s Basketball Commitments

Amaya Bonner, 6-0 SG/W, Bishop O’Dowd HS (Oakland, CA) [offered May 2019; committed 5/11/2021; signed 11/10/2021]

Former Targets

Aaliyah Gayles, 5-9 PG, Spring Valley HS (Las Vegas, NV) [Cal among 10 finalists announced in September 2020; committed to Southern Cal, November 2020]

Jennah Isai, 6-0 W, Valley Vista HS (Surprise, AZ) [offered September 2020; committed to Oregon, June 2021]

Christeen Iwuala, 6-3 C, San Antonio Reagan HS (TX) [interest, if not an offer; committed to UCLA, September 2021]

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

Elle Ladine, 5-11 SG, Pinewood HS (Los Altos Hills, CA) [Cal among six finalists announced in September 2021; committed to Washington, September 2021]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-3 W/F, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered September 2020; Cal not among 10 finalists announced in November 2020]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Cal 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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