National signing day is less then a month away and 20 espnW 100 athletes have yet to verbally commit.
UCLA and Oregon have four of the top 100 prospects. Six teams have three top-100 recruits, while eleven schools have two top 100 commits.
Kiki Rice, No. 2) and forward Janiah Barker (No. Janiah Barker (No. 2) and Kiki Rice (No. 3), have yet not made their pledge. Rice is considering Stanford and UConn and Duke, while Barker is choosing between Ole Miss and South Carolina. Lauren Betts, a 6'7" post player, is the top-ranked candidate for Stanford.
Seven other top-30 prospects have not committed yet, which could impact class rankings.
The weight of the recruiting classes may be affected by individual talents or larger classes. Rankings can also be affected by the impact of the programs and how the pieces fit together in the program.
These are the leaders of the top-ranked recruiting classes in the country.
Highest-ranked commitment: PG Chance Gray (No. 7)
Kelly Graves and Oregon's women's basketball team are well-known for their highly rated recruiting class. They currently have four committed 2022 students, and they traveled to Arizona and Ohio to do it. Gray is a quick and dynamic guard who has serious 3-ball range. Ohio's No. 13 Grace VanSlooten is a forward with perimeter skills and a knack to crashing the glass. Jennah Isai, a utility player from Arizona, can fill in any hole on the floor. Kennedy Basham, also from Arizona, is a big with finesse who can shoot the 3, and has developed a back-to-basket skill.
Highest-ranked commit: F Gabriela Jaquez (No. 19
UCLA has had a surge in commits since spring, with four of its 2022 class students committing. Jaquez, with her competitive spirit and all-around skills, is a significant stock-riser this summer. No. 21 Paris Clark is a New Yorker and one of the most skilled rebounding guards in America. No. Londynn Jones from California is dynamic with the ball, and can make her own shot at any moment. No. 48 Christeen is a strong rebounder from Texas, and has improved her ability finish around the rim in a huge summer.
Highest-ranked commit: F Timea Gardiner (No. 6)
Three top-100 Oregon State players were part of the 2021 recruiting class. Scott Rueck followed up with two top-10 commitments and four total in the 2022 class. Gardiner, a forward from Utah with USA Basketball experience, is highly regarded. No. No. Beers is a great passer and can hit the block and shoot the 3. Adlee Blacklock (Texas), and Lily Hansford, (Wisconsin), are both four-star recruits who can shoot the 3.
Wing Ayanna Patterson is the fourth-ranked prospect from the Class of 2022 and has committed to UConn. Photo by Marc Piscotty/ (c) 2019
Highest-ranked commit: W Ayanna Patterson (No. 4)
UConn has added two top-10 talent to its 2021 class, which saw Geno Auriemma take home Azzi Fudd (top-10 player) and Caroline Ducharme (top-10 player). Patterson is undoubtedly the best athlete in this class, and she has proven it with numerous two-handed dunks. She was a great rebounder for the U18 USA team 3x3, which won gold this summer. Isuneh Brady, a lefty power forward from California, has a soft touch on the outside and strength within.
Highest-ranked commit: P Lauren Betts (No. 1)
Jayne Appel and Nneka, as well as Kayla Pedersen, have been some of the most prominent post players in college basketball history. They have the Class of 2022's top post player and No. Betts is the best post player and No. 1 overall player, and Tara Vanderveer, their coach, has proven she can use her bigs. The Stanford roster is loaded after winning the national championship. The No. 70 Talana Lepolo, who is the floor manager, is a natural fit.
Highest-ranked commit: F Maya Nnaji (No. 9)
Adia Barnes just completed her first Women's Final Four run in her role as a coach. These success stories can be transferred to recruiting. Arizona has two top prospects in the 2022 class, Nnaji and No. 31 Kailyn Gilbert. Nnaji can be a versatile forward, and she is capable of playing with both her back to the basket and facing away from the paint. Gilbert is a natural scorer and can create off the dribble like no other. No. No. 84 Lemyah Hyland is a long-lasting energy giver. He can slash to the rim very well and gets in the passing lane defensively. Hylton is able to supplement minutes as a point guard if necessary.
Highest-ranked commit: PG Mara Braun (No. 28
Lindsay Whalen is in her fourth season as the head coach. This recruiting class features three of the top 100 prospects. Braun is a dynamic guard who has leadership qualities and can make outside shots. No. 38 Amaya Battle, a three-level scorer, is very aggressive at the rim and finishes with contact well. She can also knock down the 3, at a high rate. She is a great rebounder from the guard position. No. 54 Mallory Heyer, a skilled forward, has grown from the paint and beyond. She's a skilled forward who is adept on the glass and is a threat to the face. She has also become a facilitator and passer.
Ashlon Jackson, No. 16 prospects in the Class 2022, committed by Kara Lawson's Duke Blue Devils. Brittany Graham
G Ashlon Jackson (No. 16) is the highest-ranked commit. 16
Kara Lawson, Coach at Duke, has been busy taking over a COVID-19 program and managing USA Basketball 3x3 responsibilities. Jackson is a skilled point guard who is known for her positive leadership qualities and has won numerous high school and club basketball championships. No. 32 Shay Bollin, a forward, can fill many of the gaps on the floor. She can shoot well and is a good floor spacer.
Highest-ranked commit: F Nyla Harris (No. 34
Louisville is known for being a hard-hitting recruiter. As a head coach, Jeff Walz is an active recruiter. Two-person signing class for the Cardinals in 2021 morphed to three after forward Alexia Mobley was reclassified and arrived on campus one year earlier. They have four commitments in 2022. Harris, a strong forward from Lake Highland Prep in Florida, is Harris. No. 37 Zyanna Walker, a Kansas big guard who is dynamic and can score high, was injured last season. No. 56 Imani Lester, a F/P who has soft touch and can stretch the floor up to the top of a key, is No. Jalyn Brown, a long wing with great slashing abilities, is available.
Highest-ranked commit: G Hannah Stines (No. 39
Tina Langley assumed control of Washington after taking Rice to the women’s NCAA tournament and new heights. Three recruits made it to the Top 100 by her has already made an impact on the recruiting scene. Stines is a skilled guard who can see the floor well, shoots from far and has a creative touch. No. 52 Elle Ladine, a fundamentally sound and solid guard, is very similar to Stines her club teammate. Elle Ladine can play offensively and on the ball. No. No.78 Teagan Brown, a springy guard who can pull up jump and defend the perimeter well, is no. This trio brings a hot commodity to the table: their ability to shoot the ball. These players are sure to make a big impact at Washington.
Next: Texas, Texas A&M University, Iowa, Georgia Tech and Michigan.