De'Janae Boykin chooses UConn
Score another one for Connecticut.
Boykin averaged 21.1 points, 15.8 rebounds and 7.1 assists as a junior at C.H. Flowers (Springdale, Md.) and was named the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year.
According to the Connecticut Post, Boykin gave a verbal to UConn during a visit to Storrs on April 20, but kept her decision secret until Sunday, her 17th birthday.
Boykin, a 6-foot-2 forward, was a member of the U16 USA Basketball team that won gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico last summer. Boykin started all five games and averaged 8.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. She was invited back by USA Basketball to try out for the U17 team that will compete in the FIBA U17 World Championship in the Czech Republic this summer. Trials will be held later this month.
Boykin joins Napheesa Collier, a 6-1 wing from Incarnate Word (St. Louis, Mo.), in the Huskies' 2015 class.