UConn Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: Big East

Head Coach: Geno Auriemma (36th season in 2020-21)

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:

  • July 2020: Jamelle Elliott named assistant coach (press release)
  • August 2020: Autumn Chassion joins team as walk-on (press release)
  • November 2020: Azzi Fudd (2021) commits to UConn
  • January 2021: Saylor Poffenbarger enrolls early (press release)
  • 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
  • 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)

2021 UConn Women’s Basketball Commitments

Amari DeBerry, 6-5 F/C, Williamsville South HS (NY) [committed 11/8/2019]*

Caroline Ducharme, 6-0 G, Noble and Greenough School (Dedham, MA) [committed 4/2/2020]*

Azzi Fudd, 5-11 G, St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) [committed 11/11/2020; other finalists: UCLA, Louisville, and Maryland]*

Saylor Poffenbarger, 6-1 W, Middletown HS (MD) [committed 7/18/2019; enrolled early]*

*announced as signed 11/11/2020

Former Targets

Okikiola “Kiki” Iriafen, 6-3 F, Harvard-Westlake School (Studio City, CA) [UConn among five finalists announced in June 2020; committed to Stanford, August 2020]

Teonni Key, 6-3 W, Cary HS (NC) [UConn among 11 finalists announced in November 2019; committed to North Carolina, June 2020]

Rayah Marshall, 6-3 G, Lynwood HS (CA) [offer mentioned in June 2019 article; UConn not among three finalists announced in August 2020; committed to Southern Cal, September 2020]

Olivia Miles, 5-10 PG, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) [UConn among six finalists announced in January 2020; committed to Notre Dame, April 2020]

Saniya Rivers, 5-11 G, Ashley HS (Wilmington, NC) [UConn among 12 finalists announced in August 2019; committed to South Carolina, May 2020]

Payton Verhulst, 6-0 W, Bishop Miege HS (Roeland Park, KS) [UConn among nine finalists announced in September 2019; committed to Louisville, April 2020]

Talia von Oelhoffen, 6-0 G, Chiawana HS (Pasco, WA) [UConn among five finalists announced in November 2019; committed to Oregon State, May 2020]

See next page for 2022 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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