South Carolina Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Dawn Staley (16th season in 2023-24)

Official Gamecocks roster

Unofficial South Carolina 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 2023: assistant coach Fred Chmiel is named Bowling Green head coach
  • April 2023: Winston Gandy joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)
  • April 2023: Te-Hina Paopao transfers in from Oregon (press release)
  • May 2023: Sakima Walker (juco transfer) signs with South Carolina (press release)
  • June 2023: Talaysia Cooper enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Tennessee
  • July 2023: Khadijah Sessions joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)
  • August 2023: Madisen McDaniel (2024) commits to South Carolina

2024 South Carolina Women’s Basketball Commitments

Madisen McDaniel, 5-7 PG, Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD) [committed 8/12/2023; other finalists: Duke, Georgia, Tennessee]

2024 Targets

Jaloni Cambridge, 5-7 PG, Montverde Academy (FL) {previously attended Enswoth HS (Nashville, TN)} [offered May 2021; finalist, along with Baylor, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Louisville, and Ohio State (June 2023)]

MacKenly Randolph, 6-1 F, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA) [finalist, along with Duke, Louisville, Michigan State, and Notre Dame (August 2023)]

Kennedy Smith, 6-1 F, Etiwanda HS (CA) [finalist, along with UCLA, Duke, Louisville, and Southern Cal]

Adhel Tac, 6-5 C, South Grand Prairie HS (TX) [finalist, along with Georgia, Louisville, and North Carolina (August 2023)]

Joyce Edwards, 6-2 F, Camden HS (SC) [offered July 2019]

Kate Koval, 6-5 C, Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, NY) [offered April 2022]

Sarah Strong, 6-2 F, Grace Christian School (Sanford, NC)

Former Targets

Imari Berry, 5-10 CG, Clarksville HS (TN) [offered June 2022; committed to Clemson, August 2023]

Mikayla Blakes, 6-0 CG, Rutgers Prep (Somerset, NJ) [offered July 2021; South Carolina not among seven finalists announced in August 2023]

Justice Carlton, 6-2 F, Seven Lakes HS (Katy, TX) [South Carolina among five finalists announced in May 2023; committed to Texas, September 2023]

Morgan Cheli, 6-0 CG, Archbishop Mitty HS (San Jose, CA) [offered July 2022; committed to UConn, April 2023]

Kendall Dudley, 6-1 W, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [South Carolina among ten finalists announced in October 2022; committed to UCLA, April 2023]

Toby Fournier, 6-2 F, Crestwood Prep (Toronto, ON) [South Carolina among eight finalists announced in October 2022; committed to Duke, May 2023]

Ella Hobbs, 6-3 F/C, Jay M. Robinson HS (Concord, NC) [offered June 2021; South Carolina not among five finalists announced in January 2023]

Jordan Lee, 6-0 W, St. Mary’s HS (Stockton, CA) [offered April 2023; South Carolina among 11 finalists announced in July 2023; committed to Texas, September 2023]

Olivia Olson, 6-1 PG, Benilde St. Margaret’s HS (St. Louis Park, MN) [offered July 2021; committed to Michigan, September 2022]

Blanca Thomas, 6-5 C, Charlotte Catholic HS (NC) [offered April 2022; South Carolina among ten finalists announced in August 2022; committed to North Carolina, May 2023]

Kennedy Umeh, 6-4 C, McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD) [offered April 2022; committed to Stanford, August 2023]

Talayah Walker, 5-10 SG, Our Lady of Good Counsel HS (Olney, MD) [offered April 2022; committed to Penn State, July 2023]

See next page for 2025 commitments and targets for South Carolina 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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