Mikayla Blakes - Women's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Mikayla Blakes Season 2024-25


Class Freshman
Height 5-8
Hometown Somerset, N.J.
High School Rutgers Prep
Major Undecided

The Blakes File

  • 2024 McDonald’s All-American
  • Attended Rutgers Prep in Franklin Township, New Jersey
  • Participated in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game, where she scored 13 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers for the East team
  • The 2024 McDonald’s All-American Games Knockout Champion
  • The third McDonald’s All-American that has signed with Vanderbilt during head coach Shea Ralph’s tenure, joining Jordyn Oliver (2019) and Justine Pissott (2022)
  • Highest-ranked prospect to sign with Vanderbilt under head coach Shea Ralph
  • A five-star recruit according to HoopGurlz/espnW and ranked No. 8 nationally in the Class of 2024
  • 2024 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Jordan Brand Classic All-American
  • Represented Team USA at the second annual Nike Brand Hoops Summit
  • Led the Rutger Prep to a 24-5 record during her senior season and averaged 20.4 points, 3.6 steals, and 3.2 assists per game
  • Guided Rutgers Prep to three-straight New Jersey Non-Public B State Championship games, winning the state title as a sophomore
  • Played for the Philly Rise on the under-17 Nike EYBL circuit, the same program that Justine Pissott played for as a prep player
  • A 4.0 student at Rutgers Prep
  • Chose Vanderbilt over Indiana, UCLA, Stanford, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Rutgers
  • Daughter of Monroe and Nikkia Blakes
  • Her brother Jaylen played basketball at Duke