Florida Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Kelly Rae Finley (interim head coach for 2021-22 season)

Official Gators roster


Unofficial Florida 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:

  • March 2021 portal entrants as grad transfers: Danielle Rainey (to Eastern Michigan) and Emily Sullivan (to Long Beach State)
  • April 2021: Kiara Smith announces she will return for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility (press release)
  • April 2021: Zipporah Broughton transfers in from Rutgers (press release)
  • June 2021: Frieda Bühner (2022) commits to Florida
  • July 2021: Lavender Briggs enters the transfer portal … but decides to return to the Gators following the coaching change
  • July 2021: Cam Newbauer resigns as head coach; Kelly Rae Finley is named interim head coach for the 2021-22 season (press release)
  • August 2021: Julie Plank joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)

2022 Florida Women’s Basketball Commitments

Frieda Bühner, 6-2 F, Osnabrück, Germany [committed 6/7/2021]*

Myka Perry, 5-10 G, Norman HS (OK) [committed 9/24/2020]*

*announced as signed 11/10/2021


2022 Targets

Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, 6-0 W, Classen School of Advanced Studies (Oklahoma City, OK) [offered August 2020; finalist, along with Alabama, Baylor, and Texas A&M]


Former Targets

Kennedy Basham, 6-7 C, Phoenix PHH Prep (AZ) [offered June 2020; Florida not among six finalists announced in February 2021]

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

Kara Dunn, 5-11 W, Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, GA) [offered July 2020; Florida not among four finalists announced in August 2021]

Ysabella Fontleroy, 6-1 W, Kickapoo HS (Springfield, MO)

Nyla Harris, 6-1 F, Lake Highland Prep School (Orlando, FL) [offered January 2019; Florida not among five finalists announced in November 2020]

Tionna Herron, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered July 2019; committed to Kentucky, December 2020]

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

Flau’Jae Johnson, 6-0 G, Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA) [offered July 2020; Florida not among five finalists announced in September 2021]

Ta’Niya Latson, 5-8 CG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [offered July 2020; Florida not among eight finalists announced in January 2021]

Imani Lester, 6-3 C, North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC) [Florida among 12 finalists announced in October 2020; committed to Louisville, June 2021]

Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [Florida among 15 finalists announced in October 2020; not among five finalists announced in January 2021]

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

Tonie Morgan, 5-10 PG, Florida HS (Tallahassee, FL) [offered August 2018; Florida among eight finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Georgia Tech, September 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-4 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [Florida among 13 finalists announced in October 2020; committed to Arizona, May 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered April 2018; Florida not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Sa’Myah Smith, 6-4 W/F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered July 2019; Florida not among five finalists announced in January 2021]

Lazaria Spearman, 6-2 F, Dacula HS (GA) [offered April 2019; Florida not among three finalists announced in July 2019]

Ayanna Thompson, 6-1 W, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered September 2020; Florida among four finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Ole Miss, July 2021)]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-3 W/F, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered July 2019; Florida not among 10 finalists announced in November 2020]

Zyanna Walker, 5-8 PG, Wichita Heights HS (KS) [committed to Louisville, July 2021]

Ashlyn Watkins, 6-3 C, Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, SC) [Florida not among four finalists announced in August 2021]

Ruby Whitehorn, 6-0 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [offered June 2020; Florida not among her four finalists]

Amauri Williams, 6-3 C, North Little Rock HS (AR) [offered March 2019; Florida not among 10 finalists announced in August 2020]


See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Florida 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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