Boykin wins gold with Team USA

basketball-hoopC.H. Flowers rising senior guard/forward De’Janae Boykin has captured a gold medal for the second straight year.

Boykin, who verbally committed to Connecticut in May, helped lead Team USA to the FIBA U17 World Championship with a 77-75 victory over Spain earlier this month in the Czech Republic.
“It was a very intense game; very hard, they worked very hard,” said Boykin. “They’re a great team and so were we, we came out and worked hard and we got the W.”
Boykin finished with five points, four assists and six rebounds in the championship game.
“This means a lot to be world champions, it’s great, it’s a great feeling,” added Boykin.
During the 2013-2014 campaign, the 6-foot-3 standout averaged 21.1 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and three steals per game in leading Flowers to a 17-2 record and an appearance in the Maryland 4A South semifinals. Boykin also registered 17 double-doubles last season including a season-high 29 points in a 69-30 win over DuVal in January. She also amassed 14 rebounds and converted 7-of-9 free throws against DuVal.
Boykin was named the 2014 Gatorade Maryland girls’ basketball Player of the Year and became the first student-athlete from the Springdale public school to earn the prestigious honor.
Last summer, Boykin helped Team USA capture a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship in Mexico.

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