Tennessee Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Kellie Harper (5th season in 2023-24)

Official Lady Vols roster

Unofficial Tennessee 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:

  • February 2022: Jordan Walker announces that she plans to return to Tennessee for the 2022-23 season, using her NCAA-granted extra year of eligibility
  • March 2022: Rae Burrell officially declares for the WNBA draft
  • March 2022: two transfers are added—Rickea Jackson (Mississippi State) and Jasmine Powell (Minnesota) (press release)
  • March 2022: Emily Saunders enters the portal, as a grad transfer . . . later landing at Youngstown State
  • March 2022: head coach Kellie Harper receives a one-year contract extension, through the 2026-27 season (press release)
  • April 2022: Jasmine Franklin grad-transfers in from Missouri State (press release)
  • May 2022: Jillian Hollingshead transfers in from Georgia (press release)
  • June 2022: Jessie Rennie is out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery
  • November 2022: Nyla Brooks (2025) commits to Tennessee
  • December 2022: Tamari Key is out for the season “after physicians discovered blood clots in her lungs during testing” (source)
  • January 2023: Marta Suárez is stepping away from basketball temporarily for personal reasons and returning to Spain, while continuing her studies remotely
  • January 2023: Finley Chastain (2027) commits to Tennessee
  • March 2023: Tamari Key, Rickea Jackson, and Jasmine Powell all announce that they’ll return to Tennessee for the 2023-24 season, using their extra COVID year
  • March 2023: Marta Suárez enters her name into the transfer portal . . . and lands at Cal
  • April 2023: Destinee Wells transfers in from Belmont (press release)
  • April 2023 transfer portal entrants: Brooklynn Miles (to Kentucky) and Justine Pissott (to Vanderbilt)
  • April 2023: Kaniya Boyd (2024) commits to Tennessee
  • April 2023: Avery Strickland transfers in from Pitt (press release)
  • May 2023: Wake Forest transfer Jewel Spear commits to Tennessee

2023 Tennessee Women’s Basketball Commitments


2023 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

Cori Allen, 5-10 G, Montverde Academy (FL) {previously attended Hillsboro HS (Nashville, TN)} [offered April 2020; committed to Illinois, October 2022]

Kamorea Arnold, 5-8 PG, Germantown HS (WI) [offered May 2021; Tennessee not among 12 finalists announced in July 2021]

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

Madison Booker, 6-1 W, Germantown HS (Madison, MS) [offered May 2020; Tennessee among three finalists announced in September 2022; committed to Texas, September 2022]

Chloe Clardy, 5-9 CG, Conway HS (AR) [offered June 2020; committed to Stanford, August 2022]

Essence Cody, 6-4 F, Valdosta HS (GA) [offered June 2020; committed to Alabama, April 2022]

Aalyah Del Rosario, 6-6 C, Webb School (Bell Buckle, TN) {previously attended Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton Township, NJ)} [Tennessee among four finalists announced in August 2022; committed to LSU, October 2022]

Montaya Dew, 6-2 W, Liberty HS (Henderson, NV) [offered May 2021; Tennessee among 12 finalists announced in September 2021; committed to Arizona, December 2021]

Jadyn Donovan, 6-0 SG/W, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [committed to Duke, August 2022]

Hawa Doumbouya, 6-4 C, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Baltimore, MD) [offered November 2020; committed to Maryland, August 2022]

Jada Harrison, 5-7 CG, Westview HS (Martin, TN) [offered April 2021; committed to Middle Tennessee, June 2022]

Alyssa Latham, 6-1 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL) [offered August 2021; committed to Syracuse, August 2022]

Olivia McGhee, 6-3 CG, Louisa County HS (Mineral, VA) [offered April 2021; committed to Virginia, June 2022]

Mallory Miller, 6-4 F/C, Wolsey-Wessington HS (SD) [offered February 2023; committed to Arizona State, February 2023]

S’Mya Nichols, 6-0 W, Shawnee Mission West HS (Overland Park, KS) [Tennessee among eight finalists announced in November 2021; committed to Kansas, November 2022]

Emma Risch, 6-1 SG/W, Palm Bay HS (Melbourne, FL) [offered June 2021; committed to Notre Dame, November 2021]

Qadence Samuels, 6-1 G, Bishop McNamara HS (Forestville, MD) [offered December 2021; committed to UConn, June 2022]

Taliah Scott, 5-9 SG, Oakleaf HS (Orange Park, FL) [offered June 2021; committed to Arkansas, September 2021]

Ashlynn Shade, 5-10 G, Noblesville HS (IN) [offered November 2020; Tennessee among eight finalists announced in August 2021; committed to UConn, January 2022]

Mikaylah Williams, 6-1 W, Parkway HS (Bossier City, LA) [offered June 2020; committed to LSU, June 2022]

Solè Williams, 5-9 CG, Princeton HS (Cincinnati, OH) [offered July 2020; committed to Louisville, April 2022]

See next page for 2024 commitments and targets for Tennessee 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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