The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are working on assembling their 2023-24 women’s basketball roster and we’ll track every move here throughout the offseason.
G Bre’Amber Scott: The former transfer was healthy for her final season and it showed in her season numbers, as she averaged 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds and earned All-Big 12 First Team honors.
G/F Bryn Gerlich: The daughter of coach Krista Gerlich ran out of eligibility after the season. She averaged 9.1 points per game and was a steady veteran throughout the season.
G/F Katie Ferrell: She transferred from UT-Arlington — where Krista Gerlich coached before taking over at Texas Tech — and played her final season with the Lady Raiders. After some injury issues to start the season Ferrell averaged 4.8 points per game and was one of Tech’s best defenders.
C Ellen Tofaeono: She provided the Lady Raiders with some solid minutes off the bench in her final season in Lubbock.
G Tatum Veitenheimer: She came off the bench through her final season in Lubbock.
Arrivals Via Transfer
F Elena Arike: The former UTEP forward joined the Lady Raiders on May 1. She led the Miners with 11.9 points in 2022-23 and added nearly six rebounds. At 6-foot, she can be an outside or inside forward for the Lady Raiders next season.
G Jazion Jackson: Another former UTEP player, the 5-foot-9 Jackson averaged 11.6 points last season, while grabbing 5.8 rebounds and dishing out 2.3 assists. She also shot a career-best 36 percent from the 3-point line. She figures to be a perimeter option from deep next season.
F Jordyn Merritt: The 6-foot-3 Florida transfer averaged 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds and was named All-SEC Freshman her first year with the Gators three seasons ago.
G Jada Wynn: The 6-foot-1 guard figures to be a developmental prospect for the Lady Raiders after she averaged 3.4 points in her first season at Colorado.
In the Transfer Portal
F Lana Wenger: She is the only Lady Raider in the transfer portal. She has not announced a destination.
Expected to Return
G/F Kilah Freelon: The rising sophomore is hoping for more playing time after she averaged 3.1 points in 32 games, with one start.
G Jasmine Shavers: After sitting out the 2021-22 season after transferring in from Mississippi State, Shavers became a full-time starter who averaged 7.8 points. She also averaged 3.6 rebounds.
F/C JoJo Nworie: Nworie redshirted last season after an injury and will be a sophomore in 2023-24. With Southern Idaho in 2021-22, Nworie 12.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks at the Juco level.
G Rhyle McKinney: She was a starter last season who averaged 7.8 points. She was Tech’s only player with a 3-point shooting percentage better than 40 percent.
G Saga Ukkonen: She averaged 1.4 points in 27 games, with two starts. She will be a junior next season.
G Bailey Maupin: She was one of a handful of players that earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors and was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman team. She averaged 10.2 points, the only other Lady Raider besides Scott to average double figures last season.
G Ashley Chevalier: She transferred to Tech from Texas during the 2021-22 season. In a bench role she averaged 10.7 minutes and nearly two points.
C Jazmaine Lewis: The senior-to-be gave the Lady Raiders solid rebounding off the bench as she averaged 3.1 boards, along with 5.6 points.
Class of 2023 Recruits
G Loghan Johnson, 5-foot-8, Houston Christian (Houston, TX): Johnson was ranked as an ESPN top 100 recruit when the Lady Raiders signed her during the early period in November.
C Achol Magot, 6-foot-7, Southern Arizona Volunteer Prep (Tucson, AZ): Magot joins the program as its tallest player.
C Kelly Mora, 6-foot-1, Monterey (Lubbock, TX): Mora is a local product who will bring scoring and rebounding to the program.
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