Mississippi State Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Nikki McCray-Penson (1st season in 2020-21)

Official Bulldogs roster


Unofficial Scholarship Chart

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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. 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:

  • November 2019: Bre’Amber Scott announces her transfer to Little Rock
  • February 2020: Promise Taylor elects to medically retire from basketball
  • April 2020: Vic Schaefer leaves to take Texas job; Nikki McCray-Penson is named new head coach
  • April 2020: DeYona’ Gaston (2020) is released from her NLI and signs with Texas
  • April 2020: Chloe Bibby transfers to  Maryland
  • April 2020: Jayla Hemingway transfers to West Virginia
  • April 2020: McCray-Penson brings over her staff from Old Dominion
  • May 2020: KN’isha Godfrey (2021) commits to Mississippi State
  • June 2020: Charlotte Kohl (2020) signs with Mississippi State
  • June 2020: Caterrion Thompson transfers in from Bowling Green
  • June 2020: Mia Moore (2021) commits to Mississippi State
  • June 2020: Jasmine Shavers (2021) commits to Mississippi State
  • August 2020: Andra Espinoza-Hunter announces that she is opting out of the 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 concerns
  • November 2020: Denae Carter (2021) commits to Mississippi State

2020 Mississippi State Women’s Basketball Commitments

Madison Hayes, 6-0 G, East Hamilton HS (Ooltewah, TN) [committed 9/27/2019; announced as signed 11/13/2019]

Charlotte Kohl, 6-5 C, Giessen, Germany [signed 6/4/2020]


See next page for 2021 commitments and targets for Mississippi State women’s basketball


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