By Carl Adamec
Erin Boley had a list of things she wanted to get done this week during her second unofficial visit to the University of Connecticut.
Mission accomplished for the 6-foot-2 sophomore forward from Hodgenville, Ky., who arrived in Storrs Monday for a two-day stay.
“We were able to do some more academic stuff this time and explore the surrounding areas of the campus,” Boley’s mother, Mary Beth, said. “She really enjoyed her time with the players and the coaches.”
Erin Boley attended UConn’s opener against the University of Hartford on Nov. 9 and that weekend she received a scholarship offer from coach Geno Auriemma. She also took in the Huskies’ regular season finale at Louisville on March 3.
As a sophomore, Boley led Elizabethtown High to a 32-5 record and a spot in the championship game of the Kentucky Sweet Sixteen state tournament by averaging 20.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game. She shot 53.8 percent from the floor, 42.4 percent from 3-point land, and 84.6 percent from the foul line.
She was Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year and is rated as the No. 8 recruit in the country in the latest HoopGurlz rankings for the Class of 2016. She said last week that her recruitment remains wide open.
“She will narrow it down to a smaller list soon,” Mary Beth Boley said. “UConn will definitely be on that list!”
Erin Boley was among 39 players invited by USA Basketball to attend the U-17 national team trials that will be held in Colorado Springs May 22-26. A total of 162 players are expected at the open trials. The FIBA U-17 world championships will be held June 28-July 6 in Klatovy and Plzen in the Czech Republic.