Commodores Add Pissott to Recruiting Class

Former McDonald’s All-America to join program after one season at Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball team has added a second transfer after it was announced on Monday that Justine Pissott will be joining the program for 2023-24.

Pissott will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after appearing in 27 games as a freshman at Tennessee during the 2022-23 campaign. She joins Jordyn Oliver, who will be transferring to Vandy from Duke this season.

“Justine is an outstanding addition to our program. She is ambitious, driven, and brings a ton of positive energy,” said Vandy head coach Shea Ralph. “She has defined herself as an elite competitor and shot maker, and brings a winning edge that will make an immediate impact in every area of our program. We are so excited to welcome Justine to our Commodore family!”

In her lone season at Tennessee, Pissott totaled 54 points—making 12 three-pointers among her 20 field goals—26 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lady Vols finished 25-12 overall and 13-3 in the SEC while advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. She was 5 of 8 from the floor to score a career-best 14 points in a victory over Central Florida, and made 3 of 5 attempts from 3-point range as Tennessee defeated Wofford two weeks later.

Hailing from Toms River, New Jersey, Pissott was considered a five-star recruit, ranking as the No. 2 wing and 11th prospect overall by espnW coming out of Red Bank Catholic High School. She was also considered the 11th-ranked recruit nationally by USA Today High School Sports, No. 14 overall by, and among the top 35 in the country by both BlueStar Basketball and All Star Girls Report after being named a McDonald’s and WBCA All-American and playing in the Jordan Brand Classic.

Pissott scored 1,058 points in 76 appearances for Red Bank Catholic High, highlighted by a school-record 182 career 3-pointers. She was named the Central Division Player of the Year and first-team All-Shore Conference as a senior after averaging 17.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game for the Caseys, while she posted 17 points and eight rebounds per outing to be named first-team all-league her junior year. Her efforts helped the team go 23-4 overall after reaching the semifinals of the state tournament her final season at the prep level.

The Commodores’ 2023-24 recruiting class also includes five incoming freshman who signed with the program in November: Bailey Gilmore (Midway, Ga.), Madison Greene (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Aga Makurat (Sierakowice, Poland), Aiyana Mitchell (Fountain, Colo.) and Khamil Pierre (Queen Creek, Ariz.).