Virginia Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: ACC

Head Coach: Amaka Agugua-Hamilton (1st season in 2022-23)

Official Cavaliers roster

Unofficial Virginia 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:

  • March 2022: head coach Tina Thompson is fired (press release)
  • March 2022: Amaka Agugua-Hamilton is named the new head coach (press release)
  • April 2022:  CJ Jones, Alysiah Bond, and Tori Jankoska are hired as assistant coaches (press release)
  • April 2022: two transfers are added—Sam Brunelle (Notre Dame grad xfer) and Alexia Smith (Minnesota) (press release)
  • April 2022: two 2022 prospects are signed—Cady Pauley and Yonta Vaughn
  • April–June 2022: four transfers-out select new schools—Deja Bristol (Northeastern), Annaliese Griffin (Arkansas State), Nycerra Minnis (UNC Asheville), and Aaliyah Pitts (Western Kentucky)
  • June 2022: Olivia McGhee (2023) commits to Virginia
  • July 2022: Breona Hurd (2024) commits to Virginia
  • September 2022: Kymora Johnson (2023) commits to Virginia
  • January 2023: Mir McLean is out for the season with a knee injury
  • February 2023: per these game notes, “Carole Miller has stepped away from the team”
  • February 2023: Sam Brunelle is out for the season with a foot injury requiring surgery; she also announces that she’ll return to Virginia for the 2023-24 season using her COVID extra year of eligibility
  • March 2023: Carole Miller and Taylor Valladay both enter the portal as grad transfers (Miller ends up at James Madison, Valladay at Penn State)
  • March 2023: Camryn Taylor will use her COVID extra year of eligibility at Virginia in 2023-24
  • April 2023: Paris Clark transfers in from Arizona (press release)
  • April 2023: Taylor Lauterbach grad-transfers in from Kansas State (press release)
  • April 2023: Edessa Noyan (2023) commits to Virginia
  • May 2023: Jillian Brown transfers in from Northwestern (press release)

2023 Virginia Women’s Basketball Commitments

Kymora Johnson, 5-8 G, St. Anne’s-Belfield School (Charlottesville, VA) [offered April 2022; committed 9/11/2022]

Olivia McGhee, 6-3 CG, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) {attended Louisa County HS (Mineral, VA) prior to senior year} [offered January 2020; committed 6/30/2022]

Edessa Noyan, 6-3 F, Botkyrka, Sweden [committed 4/13/2023]

2023 Targets

[none known]

Former Targets

Cori Allen, 5-10 G, Montverde Academy (FL) {previously attended Hillsboro HS (Nashville, TN)} [offered March 2021; committed to Illinois, October 2022]

Tyonna Bailey, 5-11 SG, Immaculate Conception HS (Montclair, NJ) [offered November 2020; committed to St. John’s, October 2022]

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

Jasmine Brown, 5-8 G, Example Academy (Frankfort, IL) [offered March 2021; Virginia not among six finalists announced in August 2022]

Quanirah Cherry-Montague, 6-3 W, Atlantic City HS (NJ) [offered August 2022; signed with Mississippi State, November 2022]

Montaya Dew, 6-2 W, Liberty HS (Henderson, NV) [offered May 2021; Virginia among 12 finalists announced in September 2021; committed to Arizona, December 2021]

Eve Fiala, 6-5 F/C, Indiana HS (PA) [offered July 2021; committed to Dayton, October 2022]

Reniya Kelly, 5-5 PG, Hoover HS (AL) [offered July 2021; committed to North Carolina, November 2021]

Janae Kent, 6-0 G/W, Oak Forest HS (IL) [offered March 2021; committed to LSU, March 2022]

Makaela Quimby, 5-9 CG, McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD) [offered August 2021; committed to Wake Forest, July 2022]

Sarah Rambus, 6-4 F/C, Flushing HS (MI) [offered July 2021; committed to Oregon, June 2022]

Taliah Scott, 5-9 SG, Oakleaf HS (Orange Park, FL) [offered July 2021; committed to Arkansas, September 2021]

See next page for 2024 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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