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South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston awarded A’ja Wilson Endowed Scholarship


On Thursday, the University of South Carolina Athletics announced the recipients of 19 endowed scholarships, including junior forward Aliyah Boston, who was awarded the 2021-22 A’ja Wilson Endowed Scholarship.

Boston, originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, has led South Carolina to two SEC tournament championships and one SEC regular-season title. Last year, Boston picked up National Player of the Year honors from The Athletic and was a unanimous First-Team All-American.

She also collected her second Lisa Leslie Award as the best center in the country and repeated as SEC Defensive Player of the Year and All-SEC First Team. She was the only player in the country to be named a finalist for both the Naismith Trophy and the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.

Boston led the way for Division I women’s basketball with 357 total rebounds while ranking fifth with 17 double-doubles. She was one of 13 players to record a triple-double during the 2020-21 season.