Kentucky Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Kyra Elzy (2nd season in 2021-22)

Official Wildcats roster


Unofficial Kentucky 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: KeKe McKinney and Kameron Roach both grad-transfer to Charlotte
  • April 2021: Gail Goestenkors is hired as an assistant coach (press release)
  • July 2021: Saniah Tyler (2022) commits to Kentucky
  • October 2021: Erin Toller is dismissed from the team (press release) and subsequently enters the transfer portal
  • October 2021: Kristen Crenshaw-Gill joins the roster as a walk-on (press release)
  • October 2021: Amiya Jenkins (2022) commits to Kentucky

2022 Kentucky Women’s Basketball Commitments

Tionna Herron, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered September 2020; committed 12/21/2020]

Amiya Jenkins, 5-10 SG/W, Anderson County HS (Lawrenceburg, KY) [committed 10/18/2021]

Cassidy Rowe, 5-5 PG, Shelby Valley HS (Pikeville, KY) [committed 8/7/2018]

Saniah Tyler, 5-6 PG, Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, MO) [offered September 2020; committed 7/29/2021; other finalists: Arizona State and Tennessee]


2022 Targets

Amiya Evans, 6-3 F, Tampa Bay Tech HS (Tampa, FL) [finalist, along with Arizona State, UCF, Miami (FL), and Mississippi State (August 2021)]

Acacia Hayes, 5-7 PG, Riverdale HS (Murfreesboro, TN) [offered September 2020; finalist, along with Clemson, Georgia Tech, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, and North Carolina (January 2021)]

Ashlyn Watkins, 6-3 C, Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, SC) [offered July 2017; finalist, along with Mississippi State, North Carolina, and South Carolina (August 2021)]

Kennedy Cambridge, 5-8 G, Ensworth School (Nashville, TN) [offered July 2019]

Kiersten Johnson, 6-3 F, Duncanville HS (TX) [offered September 2020]

Ruby Whitehorn, 6-0 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [offered May 2020]


Former Targets

Lexus Bargesser, 5-8 PG, Grass Lake HS (MI) [offered October 2020; committed to Indiana, October 2021]

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

Talaysia Cooper, 6-0 PG, East Clarendon HS (Turbeville, SC) [offered July 2019; Kentucky not among seven finalists announced in July 2021]

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

Timea Gardiner, 6-1 F, Fremont HS (Plain City, UT) [offered July 2018; Kentucky not among six finalists reported in October 2020]

Kailyn Gilbert, 5-8 PG, Seffner Christian Academy (FL) [offered July 2019; Kentucky not among eight finalists announced in November 2020]

Nyla Harris, 6-2 F, Lake Highland Prep School (Orlando, FL) [offered July 2019; Kentucky not among five finalists announced in November 2020]

Christeen Iwuala, 6-3 C, San Antonio Reagan HS (TX) [offered August 2019; committed to UCLA, September 2021]

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

Amiya Joyner, 6-2 F, Farmville Central HS (NC) [offered July 2020; Kentucky not among five finalists announced in August 2021]

Ta’Niya Latson, 5-8 CG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [Kentucky among eight finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Florida State, August 2021]

Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL) [offered August 2020; Kentucky not among 15 finalists announced in October 2020]

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 July 2019; Kentucky among eight finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Georgia Tech, September 2021]

Amina Muhammad, 6-3 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered July 2020; committed to Texas, May 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-4 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered September 2020; Kentucky not among 13 finalists announced in October 2020]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offer mentioned in February 2019 article; Kentucky not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Mya Petticord, 5-8 PG, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep HS (MI) [offered July 2020; committed to Texas A&M, October 2021]

Kam’Ren Rhodes, 5-5 PG, Sabino HS (Tucson, AZ) [offered July 2018; committed to Dayton, February 2021]

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

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

Grace VanSlooten, 6-1 W, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered July 2019; Kentucky not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

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

Karly Weathers, 5-9 G, Loretto HS (TN) [offered July 2019; committed to Alabama, April 2021]

Amauri Williams, 6-4 C, North Little Rock HS (AR) [offered August 2018; Kentucky among six finalists announced in November 2020; committed to Vanderbilt, May 2021]


See next page for 2023 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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