South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston signs NIL deal with agent


South Carolina junior forward Aliyah Boston is cashing in on name, image and likeness.

Boston has signed with Jade-Li English of Octagon Basketball, making her just the second women’s basketball NIL client for the company. Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith signed with the agency in August.

“We were drawn to Aliyah not only for her on-court play and passion for the game, but also her charisma and energy,” English told The Athletic. “We’re excited to help tell her story authentically, especially as a Black woman from the Virgin Islands.”

Boston has made an impact during her time with the Gamecocks. Last season she was named an unanimous first-team All-American and helped lead Team USA this summer to a FIBA AmeriCup gold medal.