Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda

Year: 2022

Height: 6-2

Position: W

High School: Washington (Sioux Falls, SD)

Recruiting Status: Signed with Texas [press release]

Notes: attended O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls, SD) her freshman year; her mother, Mamissa Mwenentanda, played basketball at Old Dominion in the late 1990s

Recruiting Summary for Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda

November 24, 2020: announced top 10 schools: UCLA, Clemson, Duke, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Vanderbilt

August 3, 2021: committed to Texas


‘Wherever feels right’: Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda aims to commit by late August (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/2/2021)

That list has changed in the months since (she declined to cite any specific updates), but with college coaches allowed to attend AAU events again, she could be hearing from even more Power 5 programs before it’s all said and done. . . .

As for a timeline moving forward, Mwenentanda plans to take more visits after her AAU season wraps up, and hopes to make her decision by mid-to-late August.

“I want to be able to focus on the school year once it starts and not have any distractions,” she said. “The end of the summer is coming up quick, but that’s when I want to officially make my decision.”

A World Of Opportunities For Washington’s Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda (Dakota News Now, 2/23/2021)

Now a junior, Ndjakalenga has put everything together to become one of the top recruits in the country.

“Her athleticism makes her absolutely unique. Somebody with that length, that can dribble the ball up the floor and play your point guard. She can finish around the rim like a big wing or maybe even a power forward type.” Washington Head Coach Jamie Parish says.

Within her reach: Washington’s Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda embraces new role (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/9/2020)

The 6-foot-2 guard/forward’s height and length set her apart immediately, and after the first few possessions, Biteler recalled thinking, “this is the female version of Kevin Durant.”

“(When you see a player like Mwenentanda), the first thing you do is look in the program,” WHS coach Jamie Parish explained. “Is that a junior? A sophomore? Nope, that’s a freshman who just single-handedly beat the heck out of our sophomore and JV squads.”


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