With all of the talk about who’s leaving the Kentucky Basketball team, why don’t we shift the focus to who’s joining the Cats this fall? Kentucky signees BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke were both named to the inaugural Sports Illustrated All-American Boys Basketball Team this week. Boston, a five-star shooting guard from Atlanta, made the Second Team, and Clarke, a five-star shooting guard from Massachusetts, made the Third Team.
Here’s what Jason Jordan had to say about each.
Boston played on a team with a cult-like following with LeBron James’ son, Bronny, Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire, and a handful of elite players on the roster. Still, despite all of the potential distractions, Boston’s star shined the brightest this season for the Trailblazers, leading them to a 30-4 record. Sierra Canyon was the favorite to win its third CIF Southern California Open Division title, but the game was cancelled due to the COVID-18 pandemic. Boston averaged 21.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals a game.
Clarke solidified his standing as one of the country’s top scoring guards, averaging 18.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and three assists a game this season while playing on a roster stocked with Division I talent. Clarke led Brewster to a 34-3 record and the finals of the National Prep Championships before the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paolo Banchero and Patrick Baldwin Jr., two 2021 targets, also made the Third Team, along with 2022 phenom Emoni Bates. The First Team and Player of the Year will be unveiled tomorrow.
This article is especially timely because tonight, we’re publishing Aaron Torres’ feature on BJ Boston as part of our “Next Man Up” series. I took a sneak peek this morning and I think you’re really, really going to like it.