Lots of people follow recruiting, but not too many fans are die-hard enough to follow women’s hoops recruiting. One name basketball fans in the bluegrass need to familiarize themselves with: Erin Boley. Haven’t heard of her? You will. This 2016 forward was given 5 stars from ESPN and a #8 overall rank (4 for her position).
This 6-2 phenom plays from Hodgenville, Kentucky plays at Elizabethtown High. Last season she averaged 20.3 points per game, 9.4 rebounds, 54.3% from the floor, and went 43/98 from the 3-point line. She was the 2014 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and Kentucky Girl’s Basketball POY as a sophomore so I see nothing less than a McDonald’s All-American bid in her future.
Last season the Lady Panthers made it to the KHSAA championship game where they fell to Butler 49-38. She had 18 points and 10 rebounds and received the Player of the Game award.
She recently cut her list of schools she’s considering down to 7: Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, UConn, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame. She has taken unofficial visits to all the schools, but has yet to take any officials.
She plays AAU for Kentucky Premier and is playing 2 games in Lexington today, two tomorrow, two on Tuesday so the BBN (and their coaches) have the chance to watch. Her first game today her team won and she had 14 points in the victory (and she has hops).
She doesn’t have a specific deadline on choosing a school yet, but likely before her senior year. There is a good chance we will be seeing this Kentucky-native playing in Memorial eventually- whether she is a Wildcat, Cardinal or SEC-foe. She has a list of great academic and basketball powerhouses in her top-7 and has a bright future ahead of her and a fun career to follow.