UConn Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big East

Head Coach: Geno Auriemma (38th season in 2022-23)

Official Huskies roster


Unofficial UConn 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:

  • 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) . . . and lands at UMass
  • April 2022: Lou Lopez Sénéchal grad-transfers in from Fairfield (press release)
  • June 2022: Qadence Samuels (2023) commits to UConn
  • August 2022: Paige Bueckers is out for the 2022-23 season with a torn ACL (press release)
  • August 2022: Inês Bettencourt (2022) signs with UConn (press release)
  • October 2022: Isuneh “Ice” Brady will miss the 2022-23 season after suffering a dislocated patella in her right knee (press release)
  • November 2022: Jana El Alfy (2023) signs with UConn
  • December 2022: Allie Ziebell (2024) commits to UConn

2023 UConn Women’s Basketball Commitments

Kamorea Arnold, 5-8 PG, Germantown HS (WI) [offered July 2021; committed 11/22/2021: other finalists: Baylor, DukeFloridaKentuckyLouisville, Marquette, North CarolinaNotre DameOhio StateSouth Carolina, and Wisconsin]

Jana El Alfy, 6-4 C, Cairo, Egypt [signed 11/9/2022]

Qadence Samuels, 6-1 W, Bishop McNamara HS (Forestville, MD) [committed 6/25/2022]

Ashlynn Shade, 5-10 G, La Lumiere School (La Porte, IN) {previously attended Noblesville HS (IN)} [offered July 2021; committed 1/12/2022; other finalists: Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt]


2023 Targets

[none known]


Former Targets

Madison Booker, 6-1 W, Germantown HS (Madison, MS) [offered July 2021; UConn among nine finalists announced in September 2021, not among three finalists announced in September 2022]

Breya Cunningham, 6-4 C, La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego, CA) [UConn among eight finalists announced in August 2021; not among five finalists announced in May 2022]

Riley Stack, 6-4 W/F, Wren HS (Piedmont, SC) [committed to Coastal Carolina, July 2022]

Ciera Toomey, 6-4 F/C, Dunmore HS (PA) [offered July 2021; UConn among eight finalists announced in October 2021; committed to North Carolina, April 2022]


See next page for 2024 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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