Kentucky Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Kyra Elzy (4th season in 2023-24)

Official Wildcats roster

Unofficial Kentucky 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: Dre’una Edwards (to Baylor), Treasure Hunt (to Arizona State), Jazmine Massengill (grad xfer to Florida State), and Olivia Owens (grad xfer to Syracuse)
  • April 2022: head coach Kyra Elzy signs a contract extension through the 2026-27 season (press release)
  • April 2022: Kennedy Cambridge (2022) signs with Kentucky
  • April 2022: Adebola Adeyeye grad-transfers in from Buffalo (press release)
  • April 2022: Zennia Thomas (2022) signs with Kentucky
  • May 2022: two transfers are added for 2023-24—Ajae Petty (LSU) and Eniya Russell (South Carolina) (press release)
  • May 2022: Maddie Scherr transfers in from Oregon (press release)
  • June 2022: assistant coach Gail Goestenkors announces her retirement from on-court coaching (press release)
  • July 2022: Jen Hoover joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)
  • August 2022: Tionna Herron undergoes successful open-heart surgery (press release) (and does not play during the 2022-23 season while recovering)
  • October 2022: Jordy Griggs (2023) commits to Kentucky
  • February 2023: Nyah Leveretter is out for the season with a torn ACL (press release)
  • March 2023: Kennedy Cambridge enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Ohio State
  • March 2023: Kentucky announces that Emma King will return for the 2022-23 season, using her extra COVID year
  • March 2023: Jada Walker enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Baylor
  • May 2023: Janae Walker (2023) commits to Kentucky (press release)
  • May 2023: Tionna Herron transfers to Texas
  • May 2023: Brooklynn Miles transfers in from Tennessee (press release)

2023 Kentucky Women’s Basketball Commitments

Jordy Griggs, 6-2 W, Montverde Academy (FL) [committed 10/21/2022; signed 11/9/2022]

Janae Walker, 6-4 C, Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA) [committed 5/7/2023; other finalist: Southern Cal, Syracuse, and Wisconsin]

2023 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

Cori Allen, 5-10 G, Montverde Academy (FL) {previously attended Hillsboro HS (Nashville, TN)} [offered July 2019; committed to Illinois, October 2022]

Kamorea Arnold, 5-8 PG, Germantown HS (WI) [Kentucky among 12 finalists announced in July 2021; committed to UConn, November 2021]

Mari Bickley, 5-10 G, Laurel HS (Shaker Heights, OH) [offered July 2019; committed to Princeton, October 2022]

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

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

Montaya Dew, 6-2 W, Centennial HS (Las Vegas, NV) [offered October 2020; Kentucky among 12 finalists announced in September 2021; committed to Arizona, December 2021]

Jadyn Donovan, 6-0 SG/W, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [committed to Duke, August 2022]

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

Laila Hull, 6-1 F, Zionsville HS (IN) [offered April 2021; Kentucky not among five finalists announced in August 2022]

Naomi Jones, 6-3 C, Jackson HS (AL) [offered July 2019; Kentucky among six finalists announced in July 2022; committed to Alabama, October 2022]

Reniya Kelly, 5-5 PG, Hoover HS (AL) [offered July 2019; committed to North Carolina, November 2021]

Janae Kent, 6-0 G/W, Oak Forest HS (IL) [offered July 2021; committed to LSU, March 2022]

Ari Long, 6-0 SG/W, Valley View HS (Moreno Valley, CA) [Kentucky not among three finalists announced in September 2022]

Olivia McGhee, 6-3 CG, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) {previously attended Louisa County HS (Mineral, VA)} [offered April 2021; committed to Virginia, June 2022]

Khamil Pierre, 6-2 W, Perry HS (Gilbert, AZ) [offered July 2022; committed to Vanderbilt, August 2022]

Sarah Rambus, 6-4 F/C, Flushing HS (MI) [offered July 2021; committed to Oregon, June 2022]

Amiyah Reynolds, 6-0 CG, South Bend Washington HS (IN) [offered May 2021; committed to Maryland, November 2021]

Emma Risch, 6-1 SG/W, Palm Bay HS (Melbourne, FL) [offered August 2020; committed to Notre Dame, November 2021]

Taliah Scott, 5-9 SG, Oakleaf HS (Orange Park, FL) [offered March 2021; 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]

Jada Williams, 5-8 PG, Blue Springs HS (MO) [offered October 2020; committed to Arizona, August 2022]

Mikaylah Williams, 6-1 W, Parkway HS (Bossier City, LA) [offered July 2019; committed to LSU, June 2022]

Solè Williams, 5-9 CG, Princeton HS (Cincinnati, OH) [offered July 2020; committed to Louisville, April 2022]

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

See next page for 2024 commitments and targets for Kentucky 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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