Minnesota Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Dawn Plitzuweit (1st season in 2023-24)

Official Gophers roster

Unofficial Minnesota 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:

  • January 2023: Sophie Hart transfers in from NC State with two years of eligibility starting in the 2023-24 season (press release)
  • March 2023: Lindsay Whalen steps down (press release)
  • March 2023: Dawn Plitzuweit is named the new head coach (press release)
  • March 2023: Katie Borowicz announces that she is medically retiring
  • March 2023: Dominika Paurová receives a release from her NLI
  • March 2023: Grace Grocholski (2023) commits to Minnesota
  • March 2023: Plitzuweit announces her coaching staff—Jason Jeschke, Aaron Horn, and Ariel Braker—all following her from West Virginia (press release)
  • March 2023: Alyssa Wirth (2024) decommits from Minnesota
  • March/April 2023 transfer portal entrants: Maria Counts, Angelina Hammond (grad xfer to St. Thomas), Alanna Micheaux (to Virginia Tech), and Destinee Oberg (grad xfer)
  • May 2023: Janay Sanders grad-transfers in from Appalachian State (press release)
  • May 2023: Ayianna Johnson (2023) commits to Minnesota
  • May 2023: MiCole Cayton enters her name into the portal as a grad transfer . . . and lands at Pepperdine
  • June 2023: McKenna Johnson (2024) commits to Minnesota
  • July 2023: Rachel Banham and Tyler VanWinkle are promoted to assistant coaches (press release)
  • September 2023: Tori McKinney (2024) commits to Minnesota
  • September 2023: Kennedy Klick suffers a season-ending knee injury (press release)

2024 Minnesota Women’s Basketball Commitments

McKenna Johnson, 5-10 SG, Wilmot HS (WI) [committed 6/20/2023]

Tori McKinney, 6-1 G, Minnetonka HS (MN) [committed 9/12/2023]

2024 Targets

Alyssa Wirth, 6-5 C, Altoona HS (WI) [offered July 2022; committed to Minnesota, 8/11/2022; decommitted 3/28/2023]

Former Targets

Tahj Bloom, 6-3 W/F, Grayslake Central HS (IL) [offered July 2021; committed to Mississippi State, June 2023]

Jada Eads, 5-6 PG, Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL) [offered June 2023; Minnesota among four finalists announced in June 2023; committed to Seton Hall, July 2023]

Amiah Hargrove, 6-2 W, Christopher HS (IL) [offered July 2022; committed to Nebraska, June 2023]

Avery Howell, 6-0 SG/W, Boise HS (ID) [offered July 2022; Minnesota not among five finalists announced in August 2023]

Lana McCarthy, 6-4 F/C, Bedford HS (NH) [offered June 2023; committed to Purdue, June 2023]

Liv McGill, 5-8 SG, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [committed to Florida, March 2023]

Olivia Olson, 6-1 PG, Benilde St. Margaret’s HS (St. Louis Park, MN) [Minnesota among 10 finalists announced in August 2022; committed to Michigan, September 2022]

Kayl Petersen, 6-0 W, Waupun Area HS (WI) [offered May 2021; committed to Marquette, October 2022]

Britt Prince, 5-11 PG, Elkhorn North HS (Omaha, NE) [offered July 2021; Minnesota not among 11 finalists announced in September 2023]

Angelina Smith, 5-9 PG, Bolingbrook HS (IL) [offered July 2022; committed to DePaul, May 2023]

Chloe Spreen, 5-9 CG, Bedford North Lawrence (IN) [offered July 2020; committed to Alabama, April 2023]

Taylor Stremlow, 5-8 PG, Verona Area HS (WI) [offered July 2022; committed to Iowa, December 2022]

Blanca Thomas, 6-5 C, Charlotte Catholic HS (NC) [offered August 2021; Minnesota not among 10 finalists announced in August 2022]

Berry Wallace, 6-1 W, Pickerington Central HS (OH) [offered September 2022; committed to Illinois, May 2023]

Trinity Wilson, 6-3 C, Lakeville North HS (MN) [offered July 2022; committed to Vanderbilt, June 2023]

Allie Ziebell, 6-0 W, Neenah HS (WI) [offered July 2020; committed to UConn, December 2022]

Jordan Zubich, 5-11 SG, Mountain Iron-Buhl HS (MN) [offered June 2022; Minnesota among six finalists announced in January 2023; committed to North Carolina, February 2023]

See next page for 2025 commitments and targets for Minnesota 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.

Pages: 1 2 3 4

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: