Rutgers Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Coquese Washington (1st season in 2022-23)

Official Scarlet Knights roster

Unofficial Rutgers 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:

  • April 2021: Zipporah Broughton transfers to Florida; Mael Gilles grad-transfers to Arizona State; Diamond Johnson transfers to NC State
  • April 2021: head coach C. Vivian Stringer receives a contract extension through the 2025-26 season (press release); this same month, she begins a leave of absence because of COVID-19 concerns
  • April 2021: six transfers announce their commitment to Rutgers—Oshlynn Brown (Ball State grad xfer), Shug Dickson (Missouri grad xfer), Sayawni Lassiter (Florida State grad xfer), Jailyn Mason (Arkansas grad xfer), Victoria Morris (Old Dominion grad xfer), and Lasha Petree (Bradley) (press release announcing their addition)
  • May 2021: Tekia Mack grad-transfers to DePaul
  • July 2021: Aicha Ndour transfers to Northwest Florida State College (juco)
  • November 2021: Rutgers announces that Stringer will extend her leave of absence through the end of the 2021-22 season, with associate head coach Timothy Eatman serving as acting head coach
  • November 2021: Kaylene Smikle (2022) signs with Rutgers
  • January 2022: Liz Martino enters her name into the transfer portal
  • April 2022: C. Vivian Stringer announces her retirement effective September 1, 2022 (press release)
  • May 2022: Coquese Washington is named the new head coach (press release)
  • September 2022: Jillian Huerter (2023) commits to Rutgers

2022 Rutgers Women’s Basketball Commitments

*Antonia Bates, 6-0 G, Rutgers Prep School (Somerset, NJ) [offered May 2019; committed 4/3/2020] {attended Notre Dame Green Pond HS (Easton, PA) prior to senior year}

*Kaylene Smikle, 6-1 W, Westtown HS (West Chester, PA) [committed 11/13/2021]

*announced as signed November 2021

Former Targets

Ryanne Allen, 6-1 W, Archbishop Wood HS (Warminster, PA) [offered September 2020; committed to Vanderbilt, September 2021]

Shay Bollin, 6-3 F, Bridgewater-Raynham HS (MA) [offered October 2019; committed to Duke, October 2020]

Raeven Boswell, 5-11 G, Lake Travis HS (Austin, TX) [offered September 2020; committed to Georgia Tech, July 2021]

Aïcha Dia, 5-11 W, Dawson College (Westmount, Quebec) [Rutgers among five finalists announced in August 2021; committed to Penn State, September 2021]

Kennedy Fauntleroy, 5-8 PG, Rock Creek Christian Academy (Upper Marlboro, MD) [offered May 2019; committed to Georgetown, April 2021]

Ereauna Hardaway, 5-6 PG, Jonesboro HS (AR) [offered August 2021; committed to North Texas, October 2021]

Lemyah Hylton, 5-11 CG, Southwest Academy (London, ON) [Rutgers among ten finalists announced in February 2021; not among five finalists announced in June 2021]

Amiya Joyner, 6-2 F, Farmville Central HS (NC) [offered July 2020; Rutgers not among five finalists announced in August 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-4 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered September 2020; Rutgers not among 13 finalists announced in October 2020]

Paulina Paris, 5-8 PG, Saddle River Day School (NJ) [Rutgers among eight finalists announced in January 2021; committed to Penn State, April 2021 (later decommitted and Rutgers not among a new list of finalists)]

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

Ruby Whitehorn, 6-0 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI) [offered September 2020; Rutgers not among her four finalists]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Rutgers 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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