UConn Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big East

Head Coach: Geno Auriemma (37th season in 2021-22)

Official Huskies roster

Unofficial UConn 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:

  • March 2021: Ayanna Patterson (2022) commits to UConn
  • April 2021: Anna Makurat enters the transfer portal but soon after announces she’ll begin her pro career in Europe
  • April 2021: Dorka Juhász grad-transfers in from Ohio State (press release)
  • April 2021: assistant coach Shea Ralph leaves to take the head coaching job at Vanderbilt; Morgan Valley is hired to fill her spot on the staff (press release)
  • April 2021: Autumn Chassion enters the transfer portal (landed at LSU Eunice [juco])
  • May 2021: head coach Geno Auriemma receives a contract extension through the 2024-25 season, extendable “for two additional one-year periods by mutual agreement” (press release)
  • November 2021: Saylor Poffenbarger enters her name into the transfer portal (press release) . . . and lands at Arkansas
  • November 2021: Kamorea Arnold (2023) commits to UConn
  • December 2021: Paige Bueckers out six to eight weeks with a tibial plateau fracture to her left knee (press release)
  • December 2021: Mir McLean enters her name into the transfer portal (press release) . . . and lands at Virginia
  • January 2022: Aubrey Griffin undergoes back surgery and will miss the entire season (press release)
  • January 2022: Ashlynn Shade (2023) commits to UConn
  • March 2022: Dorka Juhász announces she will return to UConn for the 2022-23 season (press release)
  • April 2022: Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Evina Westbrook, and Christyn Williams all officially declare for the WNBA draft
  • April 2022: Piath Gabriel enters her name into the transfer portal (press release)
  • April 2022: Lou Lopez Sénéchal grad-transfers in from Fairfield (press release)

2022 UConn Women’s Basketball Commitments

*Isuneh Brady, 6-4 F, Cathedral Catholic HS (San Diego, CA) [committed 12/17/2019]

*Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered July 2020; committed 3/20/2021; other finalists: UCLA, Indiana, Louisville, and Notre Dame]

*announced as signed 11/10/2021

2022 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

Lauren Betts, 6-7 C, Grandview HS (Aurora, CO) [UConn among ten finalists announced in July 2020; committed to Stanford, January 2021]

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

Ashlon Jackson, 5-10 G, Hardin-Jefferson HS (TX) [UConn among five finalists announced in November 2020; committed to Duke, January 2021]

Imani Lester, 6-3 C, North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC) [UConn among 12 finalists announced in October 2020; committed to Louisville, June 2021]

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

Kiki Rice, 5-11 PG, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) [UConn among five finalists; committed to UCLA, November 2021]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for UConn 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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