Mississippi State Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

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

Official Bulldogs roster


Unofficial 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:

  • August 2020: Andra Espinoza-Hunter announces that she is opting out of the 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 concerns; later, she grad-transfers to Seton Hall
  • November 2020: Denae Carter (2021) commits to Mississippi State
  • December 2020: Ashley Jones transfers in from Temple
  • December 2020: KN’isha Godfrey enrolls early (press release)
  • March 2021: six players enter the transfer portal—Madison Hayes (to NC State), Xaria Wiggins (to Auburn), JaMya Mingo-Young (to Alabama), Sidney Cooks (grad transfer to Seton Hall), and Yemiyah Morris (grad transfer to West Virginia), and Aliyah Matharu (to Texas)
  • March 2021: assistant coach Brittany Young leaves to become Austin Peay head coach
  • March 2021: JerKaila Jordan transfers in from Tulane (press release)
  • April 2021: Middle Tennessee transfers Aislynn Hayes and Anastasia Hayes and Notre Dame transfer Alasia Hayes sign with Mississippi State (press release)
  • April 2021: Tamisha Augustin and Wesley Brooks join the staff as assistant coaches (Scepter Brownlee is the other departure from the staff, along with Brittany Young) (press release)
  • May 2021: Raven Farley grad-transfers in from St. John’s (press release)

2021 Mississippi State Women’s Basketball Commitments

Denae Carter, 6-0 W, St. Basil Academy (Fox Chase Manor, PA) [committed 11/9/2020]*

KN’isha Godfrey, 5-9 CG, Tampa Bay Tech High School (FL) [committed 5/29/2020; other finalists: Florida, Georgia, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia; enrolled early]*

Mia Moore, 5-6 PG, St. Francis HS (Alpharetta, GA) [committed 6/8/2020]*

Jasmine Shavers, 5-9 G, Mesquite Horn HS (TX) [offered April 2020; committed 6/26/2020: other finalists: Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, Northwestern, Rutgers, Tennessee, and Texas Tech]*

*announced as signed 11/13/2020


Former Targets

Clarice Akunwafo, 6-6 C, Rolling Hills Prep (San Pedro, CA) [offered January 2020; committed to Southern Cal, May 2020]

Se’Quoia Allmond, 5-7 PG, Whitehaven HS (Memphis, TN) [offered April 2020; committed to Jackson State, November 2020]

Sania Feagin, 6-4 F, Forest Park HS (GA) [Mississippi State among six finalists announced in April 2020; committed to South Carolina, May 2020]

Damiya Hagemann, 5-7 PG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [Mississippi State among seven finalists announced in June 2020; committed to Michigan State, September 2020]

Aubryanna “Bree” Hall, 6-0 G, Huber Heights Wayne HS (OH) [offered October 2019; Mississippi State among seven finalists announced in May 2020; committed to South Carolina, May 2020]

Rori Harmon, 5-7 PG, Cypress Creek HS (Houston, TX) [offered February 2020; committed to Texas, April 2020]

Carmyn Harrison, 6-3 F/C, Hutchison School (Memphis, TN) [committed to Georgia Tech, August 2020]

Jillian Hollingshead, 6-5 F, McEachern HS (Powder Springs, GA) [committed to Georgia, November 2020]

Kyndall Hunter, 5-8 PG, Cypress Creek HS (Houston, TX) [Mississippi State among 10 finalists announced in June 2020; committed to Texas, October 2020]

Aziaha James, 5-11 G, Princess Anne HS (Virginia Beach, VA) [Mississippi State among five finalists announced in April 2020; committed to NC State, May 2020]

Raven Johnson, 5-8 PG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [offered May 2019; committed to South Carolina, June 2020]

Teonni Key, 6-3 W, Cary HS (NC) [Mississippi State among 11 finalists announced in October 2019; committed to North Carolina, June 2020]

Kayla McPherson, 5-7 PG, Madison County HS (Danielsville, GA) [Mississippi State among five finalists announced in June 2020; committed to North Carolina, August 2020]

Brooklynn Miles, 5-6 PG, Franklin County HS (Frankfort, KY) [Mississippi State not among five finalists announced in May 2020]

Sara Puckett, 6-1 W, Muscle Shoals HS (AL) [offered June 2019; committed to Tennessee, May 2020]

Reigan Richardson, 6-0 G/W, Cannon School (Concord, NC) [Mississippi State among six finalists announced in May 2020; committed to Georgia, June 2020]

Jessica Timmons, 5-8 G, North Mecklenburg HS (Huntersville, NC) [Mississippi State among six finalists announced in May 2020; committed to NC State, May 2020]

Jada Walker, 5-6 PG, Henrico HS (Richmond, VA) [Mississippi State among five finalists announced in April 2020; committed to Kentucky, May 2020]

Morasha Wiggins, 6-0 W, Kalamazoo Central HS (MI) [offered April 2020; Mississippi State among 12 finalists announced in May 2020; committed to North Carolina, June 2020]

Jersey Wolfenbarger, 6-1 SG, Northside HS (Fort Smith, AR) [offered May 2019; committed to Arkansas, April 2020]


See next page for 2022 commitments and targets for Mississippi State 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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