Highly-Ranked Forward Boatwright Signs NLI To Play Basketball At USC|
Nov. 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Forward Bennie Boatwright from Village Christian High in Sun Valley, Calif. has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play basketball at USC, it was announced by head coach Andy Enfield today (Nov. 12).
"Bennie is an elite shooter at 6-10 and we expect him to have a huge impact on our success next year and throughout his career," said Enfield. "He has worked extremely hard to put himself in position to be a top-ranked recruit nationally and we are thrilled to add another talented southern Californian to our program."
Boatwright is a 6-10, 220-pound forward who is ranked as the No. 52 prospect in the 2015 class by Scout.com, No. 56 by Rivals.com and No. 83 by ESPN.com.
He is an excellent shooter out to three-point range who led his Village Christian team to a 27-5 record as a junior and averaged 18.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and nearly a block per game. He scored 30 or more points four times, including a season-high 33 points vs. Grant High. Boatwright made 85 three-point baskets last season and posted three double-doubles.
Boatwright had offers from schools all over the country, including Kansas, UConn, Arizona, UCLA, Gonzaga, Ohio State and Washington.