Tennessee Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: SEC

Head Coach: Kellie Harper (3rd season in 2021-22)

Official Lady Vols roster

Unofficial Tennessee 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: Kellie Harper confirms that Keyen Green will return to Tennessee for the 2021-22 season, using the NCAA’s blanket extra year of eligibility
  • April 2021 staff changes: two assistant coaches depart—Jennifer Sullivan (to become Florida Atlantic head coach) and Lacey Goldwire; two are hired—Samantha Williams (press release) and Joy McCorvey (press release)
  • April 2021: two players transfer out—Jaiden McCoy (grad xfer to Troy) and Destiny Salary (to Ole Miss)
  • April 2021: Alexus Dye grad-transfers in from Troy (press release)
  • October 2021: a foot injury forces Marta Suárez to miss the 2021-22 season (source)
  • January 2022: Keyen Green is out for the season with a torn ACL
  • January 2022: Edie Darby (2022) commits to Tennessee as a preferred walk-on
  • mid-February 2022: Jordan Horston to miss at least a few weeks with an elbow fracture-dislocation
  • 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)

2022 Tennessee Women’s Basketball Commitments

Edie Darby, 5-8 CG, Greenfield HS (TN) [committed 1/30/2022 as a preferred walk-on]

Justine Pissott, 6-2 W, Red Bank Catholic HS (NJ) [committed 10/8/2020; signed 11/10/2021]

2022 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

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

KK Bransford, 5-10 G, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH) [Tennessee among 12 finalists announced in September 2020; not among five finalists announced in September 2021]

Paris Clark, 5-10 CG, Long Island Lutheran HS (Brookville, NY) [committed to Arizona, December 2021]

Talaysia Cooper, 6-0 PG, East Clarendon HS (Turbeville, SC) [Tennessee among four finalists; committed to South Carolina, October 2021]

Kailyn Gilbert, 5-8 G, Tampa Prep (FL) [offered July 2020; Tennessee not among eight finalists announced in November 2020]

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

Ta’Niya Latson, 5-8 CG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [offered April 2021; committed to Florida State, August 2021]

Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, 6-0 W, Classen School of Advanced Studies (Oklahoma City, OK) [offered September 2020; Tennessee not among 10 finalists announced in August 2021]

Cotie McMahon, 5-10 G/W, Centerville HS (OH) [offered May 2019; committed to Ohio State, December 2020]

Amina Muhammad, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered September 2020; committed to Texas, May 2021]

Kyla Oldacre, 6-6 C, Mason HS (OH) [Tennessee among four finalists; committed to Miami (FL), October 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered May 2020; Tennessee not among five finalists announced in March 2021]

Sa’Myah Smith, 6-4 W/F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered September 2020; committed to LSU, October 2021]

Saniah Tyler, 5-6 PG, Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, MO) [offered May 2021; Tennessee among three finalists announced in July 2021; committed to Kentucky, July 2021]

Grace VanSlooten, 6-3 W/F, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH) [offered May 2019; Tennessee not among ten finalists announced in November 2020]

Zyanna Walker, 5-8 PG, Wichita Heights HS (KS) [committed to Louisville, July 2021]

Karly Weathers, 5-9 G, Loretto HS (TN) [offered June 2019; committed to Alabama, April 2021]

See next page for 2023 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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