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Aliyah Boston

  • As of April 1, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Honors: 2018 FIBA U17 All-Star Five (all-tournament), 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP.
  • Tournament Titles: 2018 Latvia U17 International Invitational, 2018 Spokane Hoopfest (3x3), 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship.
  • Selected as one of six USA Basketball participants in the 2019 NCAA Next Generation at the NCAA Final Four in Tampa, Florida.
  • Member of the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Women's Basketball Team that earned gold with a 7-0 slate at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games 3x3 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina; averaged team-highs of 6.4 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. (The USA team averaged 20.1 ppg. and 17.3 rpg.).
  • Member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured gold with a perfect 7-0 record in Minsk, Belarus; started all seven games and averaged USA team-highs 11.3 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. Among the tournament's 16-team field, ranked first for field goal percentage (.654), tied for sixth for blocked shots (1.29 bpg.), was 11th for rebounding and 19th for scoring.
  • Aided the USA U17 team to a three-game sweep of Canada, China and Latvia in a pre-U17 World Cup exhibition tournament in Leipaja, Latvia, and was named to the all-tournament team
  • Captured the 2018 Spokane Hoopfest, a 3x3 tournament, open division championship, with her 2018 Youth Olympic Games teammates.
  • Teamed up with Samantha Brunelle, Paige Bueckers and Hailey Van Lith to capture the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship, and the four went on to claim gold at the Youth Olympic Games.
  • Helped the USA capture a gold medal and a perfect 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina; started in all five games and averaged team-highs of 11.8 ppg. and 8.6 rpg.
  • One of 16 finalists for the 2016 USA U17 World Cup Team.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for the University of South Carolina.

High School Honors

  • 2019 Naismith High School All-America second team.
  • 2019 McDonald's High School All-American.
  • Selected to play in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic.
  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year.
  • New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A East All-Star.
  • 2018 MaxPreps High School All-America second team.

High School Notes

  • Has played four varsity seasons at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts, and is her school's all-time leading scorer.
  • Led the Hilltoppers to a 24-1 record in 2018-19 and repeat as New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class AA champions; scored 31 points in the championship game.
  • As a senior in 2018-19, averaged 17.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, 2.5 assists and 2 steals per game.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, led the Hilltoppers to a 23-1 record and the NEPAC Class AA tournament championship; averaged 21.2 ppg., 14.0 rpg., 6.2 bpg., 2.5 apg. and 2.2 spg.
  • Recorded four triple-doubles and 19 double-doubles in 24 games.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in all 22 games and averaged 23.0 ppg., 14.7 rpg., 4.8 bpg., 2.0 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help her team to a 19-3 record and the NEPSAC 2A tournament semifinals; recorded a double-double in all 22 games and had three games with 20+ points and 20+ rebounds.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started in 24 of 25 games and averaged 15.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 3.0 apg., 1.0 spg. and 1.0 bpg. to help her team to a 21-4 record and the state tournament quarterfinals.
  • Plays in the summer for iExcel.

Personal Notes

  • Born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and has lived with her aunt in Worcester, Massachusetts, since she was 12.
  • Daughter of Cleone Boston and Algernon Boston.
  • Has one sister, Alexis Boston (18).
  • Has volunteered with hurricane relief efforts in her hometown of St. Thomas. 

THE BOSTON FILE

  • Twitter: @aa_boston
  • Instagram: @aliyah.boston
  • First played basketball: when she was 9.
  • Enjoys: movies, swimming and shopping.
  • Top five movies: “Fences,” “White Chicks,” “Suicide Squad” and “Love & Basketball.”
  • Favorite player: Breanna Stewart.
  • Favorite class: Spanish.
  • Most played song: “That’s What I Like’” by Bruno Mars.
  • Favorite pregame snack: an apple.
  • Inspired by: her family.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM   G/S   MIN/AVG   FGM-FGA   PCT   3PM-3PA   PCT   FTM-FTA   PCT   REB/AVG   PTS/AVG   AST   TO   BLK   STL 
2018 U17 7/7 122/17.4 34- 52 .654 0- 0 .--- 11- 14 .786 50/ 7.1 79/ 11.3 10 6 9 5
2018 U17X 3/3 55/18.3 10- 15 .667 0- 0 .--- 2- 4 .500 30/ 10.0 22/ 7.3 5 0 7 2
2016 U17 5/5  84/ 16.8 25-46 .543 0-0 .--- 9-13 .692 43/ 8.6 59/ 11.8 1 6 8 12
TOTALS 15/15 261/17.4 69- 113 .612 0- 0 .--- 22- 31 .71o 123/ 8.2 160/ 10.7 16 12 24 19

 

USA Basketball 3x3 Statistics

NAME G/S MIN/AVG 1PM-1PA PCT 2PM-2PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT OR DF REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 YOG 7/4 47/6.7 44- 64 .688 0- 0 .--- 1- 3 .333 27 29 56/ 8.0 45/ 6.4 17 7 15 11

 

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