Ohio State Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Kevin McGuff (9th season in 2021-22)

Official Buckeyes roster

Unofficial Ohio State Women’s Basketball 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:

  • February 2021: Braxtin Miller announces she’ll return to Ohio State for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility
  • March 2021: assistant coach Simon Harris leaves to take the head coaching job at East Tennessee State
  • April 2021 portal entrants: Dorka Juhász (grad transfer to UConn) and Aaliyah Patty (to Texas A&M)
  • April 2021: Kaia Henderson (2022) commits to Ohio State
  • April 2021: Oregon transfer Taylor Mikesell commits to Ohio State
  • May 2021: assistant coach Tamika Williams-Jeter leaves to take the head coaching job at Wittenberg (D-III); Wesley Brooks joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)
  • May 2021: Kevin McGuff says that Tanaya Beacham will return to Ohio State for the 2021-22 season, using the extra year of eligibility
  • August 2021: Jalen Powell joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release); assistant coach Carla Morrow is promoted to associate head coach (press release)
  • November 2021: Taylor Mikesell receives a waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility
  • November 2021: West Virginia transfer Emma Shumate commits to Ohio State
  • November 2021: Madison Green is out for the season with a knee injury
  • February 2022: Faith Carson (2023) commits to Ohio State

2022 Ohio State Women’s Basketball Commitments

*Kaia Henderson, 5-5 PG, New Hartford HS (NY) [committed 4/9/2021]

*Cotie McMahon, 5-11 SG/W, Centerville HS (OH) [offered June 2018; committed 12/3/2020]

*Mya Perry, 5-11 SG, Reynoldsburg HS (OH) [offered December 2020; committed 1/1/2021]

*announced as signed 11/11/2021 (Henderson and McMahon plan to enroll early for the spring 2022 semester)

2022 Targets

Imarianah Russell, 5-11 W, Reynoldsburg HS (OH) [offered October 2020; Ohio State among five finalists announced in June 2021; committed to West Virginia, June 2021; decommitted, March 2022]

Former Targets

Shay Bollin, 6-3 F, Bridgewater-Raynham HS (MA) [offered November 2018; committed to Duke, October 2020]

KK Bransford, 5-10 G, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH) [offered July 2017; Ohio State not among 12 finalists announced in September 2020]

Chyra Evans, 6-3 F, Newcastle, Australia [committed to Michigan, September 2021]

Ysabella Fontleroy, 6-1 W, Kickapoo HS (Springfield, MO)

Kailyn Gilbert, 5-8 PG, Seffner Christian Academy (FL) [offered November 2019; Ohio State not among eight finalists announced in November 2020]

Chance Gray, 5-9 PG, Lakota West HS (West Chester, OH) [Ohio State among nine finalists announced in September 2020; not among two finalists announced in July 2021]

Ta’Niya Latson, 5-8 CG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [offered September 2020; Ohio State not among eight finalists announced in January 2021]

Paris Miller, 5-10 CG, Johns Creek HS (GA) [offered July 2020; committed to Georgia Tech, April 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-3 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered August 2018; Ohio State not among 13 finalists announced in October 2020]

Kyla Oldacre, 6-6 C, Mason HS (OH) [Ohio State not among four finalists announced in October 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered April 2018; Ohio State not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Mya Petticord, 5-8 PG, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep HS (MI) [offered October 2018; committed to Texas A&M, October 2021]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-1 W, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered July 2018; Ohio State not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

Ruby Whitehorn, 6-0 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [offered July 2021; committed to Clemson, October 2021]

Alisa Williams, 6-2 W, Braswell HS (Little Elm, TX) [offered May 2020; committed to TCU, August 2020]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Ohio 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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