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Women's Basketball Adds Six To 2023 Signing Class

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The 2023-24 San José State women's basketball team added six players to their 2023 signing class as head coach April Phillips enters her second season at the helm of the program.

Jyah LoVett, 5-8, G, Fr., San Gabriel, Calif./Bella Vista Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.)

"Jyah is an extremely talented and competitive playmaker who loves to win. She plays with energy, passion and love for the game on both ends of the ball. I've been very impressed with her desire to help create something special here at SJSU. Jyah is going to be a major addition to our program for years to come. Thank you Coach April Schilling for preparing Jyah for our program." – Head Coach April Phillips

  • 2021-2022 All SAC Team
  • 2019 - Division IV-AA 1st Team
  • Freshman of the Year 2018-2019
  • Scored 61 points in a game (18th player in California state history to score at least 60 points in one game)
  • Sectionals Champion 2021-22

Kaliyah Dillard, 6-0, G/F, Fr., Las Vegas, Nev./Centennial High School

"KD is extremely gifted. Her length, athleticism and versatility enables her to play multiple positions with high efficiency, both offensively and defensively. Kaliyah has won multiple championships and knows how to work to win. I have been very impressed with Kaliyah's hunger to get to SJSU and make an impact. Thank you Coach Karen Weitz for preparing Kaliyah for our program." – Head Coach April Phillips

  • Three-time Nevada State Champion
  • Career-high 32 points in a game
  • Two-time participant in State Champions Invitational (Washington DC)
  • State Champions Invitational semifinalist (2022-23)

Mame Ndoye, 6-3, F/C, Fr., Medina, Dakar/Dream City Christian

"Mame has an extremely high upside! She is really athletic, brings us an inside presence and has a really good touch from the perimeter. I'm excited for her to grow with us, and develop over the course of her collegiate career. She's worked really hard to become the player she is, and I look forward to helping her achieve new heights. Thank you Coach Alan Mitchell for preparing Mame for our program." – Head Coach April Phillips

  • 2023 State Champion
  • 2023 Most Improved Player
  • 2018-19 Most Improved Player

Maya Anderson, 6-1, G/F, Fr., Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Crestwood Preparatory College

"Maya is a great addition to our team. She's got phenomenal size, and is well equipped to play multiple positions. She can get out in transition, get to the rim, shoot the three, and sees the floor well which makes her a good passer. Maya is a competitor, who loves to win. I'm truly excited to get Maya here to get to work. Thank you Coach Marlo Davis for preparing Maya for our program." – Head Coach April Phillips

  • 2021 Canletes All-Star
  • 2021 Sisters Keeper Hoop Classic Tournament MVP
  • 2022 Ontario vs. Ohio MVP
  • 2022 She Got Game Classic MVP
  • 2022/2023 Grind Session MVP
  • Grind Session All-Star
  • 2023 Biosteel All-Canadian
  • 2023 Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association Champions (State Champions)
  • Monarch Park - 2022 - Basketball Conference Champions - MVP
  • Biosteel All-Canadian Game
  • Grind Session All Star Game

Sydni Summers, 5-4, G, Fr., Inglewood, Calif./Centennial High School

"Sydni will be exciting for our fans to watch. She competes with passion and fire. She's extremely crafty and can make plays in the open and half court. Sydni's ability to play at all three levels will impact our team in ways that won't show up on stat sheets. I'm very impressed with Sydni's eagerness to get here and get to work! Thank you, Coach Martin Woods and Coach Cliff Knox, for preparing Sydni for our program." – head coach April Phillips

  • Three-time First Team All-League (2019-22)
  • Co-MVP CIF 2021 Basketball
  • Two-time All-Star Game MVP
  • 2021 Regional State Championship
  • Encore All-Star Game MVP
  • BallIsLife All-American
  • 1,000-point club

Finau Tonga, 6'2, C, Sr., Taylorsville, Utah/Saint Mary's College/Salt Lake CC

"Finau brings an extremely efficient, savvy, and talented inside presence. She is very competitive and has experience at the Division 1 level that will carry over to the court here at SJSU. I am excited to see the impact Finau makes on our program. Thank you Coach Marcilina Grayer for preparing Finau for our program." – Head Coach April Phillips

  • Back-to-back First Team All-Region, 3x Player of the Week, All-Tournament Team at Salt Lake CC
  • Ranked No. 4 nationally in FG percentage
  • Back-to-back WCC Freshman of the Week at Saint Mary's College
  • Second Team All-State 2019
  • Leading rebounder in the NYBL while playing for the Colorado Premier

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