De’Janae Boykin, a 6-3 junior forward and Maryland’s Gatorade Player of the Year, has announced that she will attend UConn. Her decision was announced on multiple social media formats on Sunday night.
Boykin joins Napheesa Collier, a 6-foot-1 wing from Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis) in the 2015 class. She announced last month.
Boykin, who made her official visit to UConn with Collier and two others two weeks ago, averaged 21.1 points and 16.7 rebounds as a junior at Flowers High last season. She is considered a great three-point threat. Guard Haley Gorecki announced she will attend Duke. Katie Lou Samuelson has yet to commit. Meanwhile, 6-2 Erin Boley made her second visit to campus last week.
Boykin had cut her list to UConn, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia and Tennessee late last month. She will try out for the U17 national team this month after leading the U16 team last summer to a world title as its second-leading rebounder.
Collier had considered Missouri, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Maryland. She averaged 23.7 points and 10.0 rebounds to help lead Incarnate Word (31-1) to its second straight Class 4A Missouri championship last year as a junior. She had 33 points and nine rebounds in the championship game, a 60-43 win over Dexter. Incarnate Word finished the season ranked second in the espnW 25 Power Rankings.
Collier was also the Gatorade state player of the year as a sophomore, when she averaged 24.6 points and 11.9 rebounds in her first season at Incarnate Word after transferring from Jefferson City.