UConn Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Archived Recruiting Information and Scholarship Charts

Unofficial Scholarship Chart, 2021–22 through 2024–25


Personnel Notes, 2021-22 Season:

  • 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)

2022 UConn Women’s Basketball Commitments

Inês Bettencourt, 5-9 PG, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal [signed 8/26/2022]

*Isuneh “Ice” 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


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]



Unofficial Scholarship Chart, 2020–21 through 2023–24


Personnel Notes, 2020-21 Season:

  • 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

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]


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