Matthew Mitchell continues to stock up his database for future recruits.
The Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Basketball team has extended a couple of scholarship offers to two prospects from the high school class of 2022: Saniah Tyler and Kiersten Johnson. Tyler is a 5-foot-6 guard from Florissant, MO who is ranked as the nation’s 50th best recruit in her class, according to ESPN, and Johnson is a 6-foot-4 forward from Plano, TX.
— Saniah Tyler (@_saniah_tyler31) September 19, 2020
— Kiersten Johnson (@kierstenjohnso) September 19, 2020
Tyler is already a well-established recruit on the high school circuit, coming in as the 15th ranked point guard and a four-star player in the class of 2022 playing out of Incarnate Word Academy. She’s only 5-foot-6 but is athletic, physical, and a proven scorer.
“The sophomore standout is the latest in the long line of tremendous point guards at Incarnate Word. She [Tyler] excelled at both ends of the court and could take over games in clutch situations with her scoring and passing. Tyler averaged 11.8 points, 4.2 assists and 2.6 steals in leading the Red Knights to a 27-4 record and yet another Final Four berth in the Class 4 state tournament.” – Earl Austin Jr., The St. Louis American.
Tyler has received offers from programs such as Georiga, Michigan, and Iowa along with the ‘Cats.
— Saniah Tyler (@_saniah_tyler31) April 11, 2020
Unlike Tyler, Johnson isn’t mentioned in the ESPN Hoop Gurlz Super 60. However, that doesn’t mean she isn’t a highly-touted recruit. If anything, her recruitment is just now starting to pick up some steam. She didn’t receive her first Division I offer until January of 2019 but has since received offers from the likes of UK, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, and Virginia Tech in just the last several months. Just a few days ago, Johnson tweeted out that she was one of 150 girls selected to attend a McDonald’s All-American Game Evaluation Event set for October.
Standing at 6-foot-4, Johnson isn’t a standard post player. She can step outside and knock down a 3 just as well as she can dribble on the perimeter. Her length is impressive and it allows her to gain the upper hand when slicing to the rim and corraling rebounds.
— Kiersten Johnson (@kierstenjohnso) August 20, 2020
With Tyler and Johnson now added to the list, the Kentucky coaching staff has extended offers to 26 members of the class of 2022. Only one player, Pikeville native Cassidy Rowe, has committed to Kentucky out of the class of 2022. You can refresh yourself with every member of that list by clicking the link here.