Virginia Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: ACC

Head Coach: Tina Thompson (4th season in 2021-22)

Official Cavaliers roster

Unofficial Virginia 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:

  • April 2021: Dylan Horton transfers to Florida A&M
  • May 2021: assistant coach Monica Wright Rogers leaves the staff to take a job with the NBA
  • June 2021: Virginia adds five transfers to the 2021-22 team—Corina Carter (New Mexico), McKenna Dale (Brown grad xfer), Eleah Parker (Penn grad xfer), Camryn Taylor (Marquette), and Taylor Valladay (Marquette) (press release)
  • July 2021: James Posey joins the staff as an assistant coach (press release)

2022 Virginia Women’s Basketball Commitments


2022 Targets

Gia Cooke, 5-8 CG, Bishop McNamara HS (Forestville, MD) [offered June 2020]

Nayo Lear, 5-9 PG, Thornwood HS (South Holland, IL) [offered November 2020]

Former Targets

Kennedy Basham, 6-7 C, Phoenix PHH Prep (AZ) [offered November 2020; Virginia not among six finalists announced in February 2021]

Ysabella Fontleroy, 6-1 W, Kickapoo HS (Springfield, MO)

Kailyn Gilbert, 5-8 PG, Tampa Prep (FL) [offered September 2020; among eight finalists announced in November 2020; committed to Arizona, January 2021]

Tionna Herron, 6-4 F, DeSoto HS (TX) [offered November 2020; committed to Kentucky, December 2020]

Ta’Niya Latson, 5-8 CG, Westlake HS (Atlanta, GA) [offered September 2020; Virginia not among eight finalists announced in January 2021]

Maya Nnaji, 6-3 F, Hopkins HS (Minnetonka, MN) [offered July 2020; Virginia among 13 finalists announced in October 2020; committed to Arizona, May 2021]

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

Mya Petticord, 5-8 PG, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep HS (MI) [offered September 2020; committed to Texas A&M, October 2021]

Ashlyn Watkins, 6-3 C, Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, SC) [Virginia not among four finalists announced in August 2021]

See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Virginia 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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