Northwestern Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Joe McKeown (16th season in 2023-24)

Official Wildcats roster

Unofficial Northwestern 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:

  • March 2022: Veronica Burton officially declares for the WNBA draft (press release)
  • March 2022: Courtney Shaw and Sydney Wood both announce they will return for the 2022-23 season, using using their extra COVID year of eligibility
  • April 2022: associate head coach Kate Popovec is named head coach at Bradley
  • May 2022: two new assistant coaches are hired—Maggie Lyon (press release) and Brittany Johnson (press release) [Preston Reid is the other assistant not returning for 2022-23]
  • May 2022: Lauryn Satterwhite grad-transfers to Arizona State
  • June 2022: Casey Harter (2023) commits to Northwestern
  • September 2022: Tangela Smith is promoted to associate head coach (press release)
  • October 2022: two 2023 prospects—Crystal Wang and Rachel Mutombo—commit to Northwestern
  • November 2022: Claire Keswick (2024) commits to Northwestern
  • March 2023 transfer portal entrants: Laya Hartman and Kaylah Rainey (to Tulane)
  • April 2023: Xamiya Walton (2024) commits to Northwestern
  • April 2023: Jillian Brown enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Virginia
  • April 2023: Anna Morris transfers to Ohio State for volleyball
  • June 2023: Maggie Pina grad-transfers in from Boston University (press release)

2023 Northwestern Women’s Basketball Commitments

Casey Harter, 5-10 PG, Souderton HS (PA) [offered May 2022; committed 6/22/2022]

Rachel Mutombo, 6-3 C, Our Lady of Good Counsel HS (Olney, MD) [committed 10/10/2022]

Crystal Wang, 6-1 F, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA) [committed 10/1/2022]

2023 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

Lenee Beaumont, 6-0 CG, Benet Academy (Lisle, IL) [offered June 2021; committed to Indiana, April 2022]

Jalynn Bristow, 6-3 F, Rider HS (Wichita Falls, TX) [offered May 2021; committed to Iowa State, February 2023]

Jasmine Brown, 5-8 G, Example Academy (Frankfort, IL) [offered May 2021; Northwestern not among six finalists announced in August 2022]

Macy Brown, 6-0 G, East Grand Rapids HS (MI) [offered October 2020; committed to Michigan, January 2022]

Katy Eidle, 5-11 G, John Hersey HS (Arlington Heights, IL) [offered July 2021; committed to Michigan, September 2021]

Janae Kent, 6-0 G/W, Oak Forest HS (IL) [offered October 2020; committed to LSU, March 2022]

Alyssa Latham, 6-1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL) [offered October 2020; committed to Syracuse, October 2022]

Jules LaMendola, 6-1 G, Coppell HS (TX) [offered April 2022; committed to Indiana, May 2022]

Olivia McGhee, 6-3 CG, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) [offered April 2022; committed to Virginia, June 2022]

Laci Steele, 5-11 W, Edmond North HS (OK) [offered April 2022; Northwestern among five finalists announced in July 2022; committed to NC State, September 2022]

Fadima Tall, 5-11 G, Georgetown Visitation Prep (Washington, DC) [offered July 2022; committed to Princeton, August 2022]

Ciera Toomey, 6-4 F/C, Dunmore HS (PA) [offered May 2021; Northwestern among eight finalists announced in October 2021; committed to North Carolina, April 2022]

See next page for 2024 commitments and targets for Northwestern 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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