Aliyah Boston| Bio, Career, Awards, Net Worth, Parents, and Sibling


Full Name Aliyah Boston
Born 11 December 2001 (20 years)
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
League Southeastern Conference
Position Power forward/ Center
Nationality American
Quick Facts

About Aliyah Boston.

Aliyah Boston is an American college basketball player for the South Carolina Gamecock  of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), where she plays as a power forward as well as the center position.

Aliyah was born in Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. She then attended Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The talented player was McDonald’s All-American as well as three time Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year. She has won several gold medals representing the United States. Aliyah also led South Carolina to two SEC Tournament championships as well as the oñe SEC regular season title, in 2019-20 a final #2 ranking in both major polls.

Aliyah has won the Lisa Leslie Award as the best center in NCAA women’s basketball twice.

Aliyah Early Life

Aliyah Boston was born in 2001, to parents Cleone and Al, in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  She developed a passion for basketball at the age of 9 while she was watching her older sister Alexis play at age 12.

Aliyah and her sister Alexis moved from their home in the Virgin Islands to live with their Aunt Jenaire Hodge and her cousin Punter in New England.

Aliyah Boston Career.

Aliyah’s career started when she joined Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts where she managed to win Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year three times respectively 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In 2019, Aliyah led her team to a 24-1 record and second straight New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class A championship. She was a consensus Al-American averaging 17.3 points, 10.6 rebounds as well as 3.2 blocks in the same. She was also selected to play in the McDonald’s All-Americans Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

She was one of the five-star recruits, as well as 3rd, a ranked player in the ESPN HoopGurlz 2019 class, she committed to Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks against UConn, Ohio State, and Notre Dame by giving the Gamecocks the consensus No. 1 recruiting class for 2019.

Freshman Season

In Aliyah’s first game at South Carolina in November 2019, she posted a triple-double and became the first triple-double by the freshman in program history as well as the first by any NCAA Division player in her career debut over Alabama State such as school-record tying 10 blocks.

Aliyah managed to lead the Gamecocks to a big early-season road win at Number four Maryland scoring 8 of the team’s first 10 points as well as blocking 5 shots in the opening quarter. During the Paradise Jam, Aliyah won Reef division MVP after she had 20 points and 13 rebounds in a win over #2 Baylor clinching the tournament championship.

Aliyah played a huge role in the No. 1 Gamecock’s first-ever victory against UConn Huskies on 10 February and captured her tenth double of the Year.

Aliyah blocked five shots to become the program’s all-time freshman blocks leader in a win. Furthermore, she was named consensus Freshman of the year as well as part of the first team in Gamecock history to finish the season ranked No. 1 in the nation,  claiming that shot in the AP and the USA Today Coaches Poll before the Tournament that was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

Sophomore Season

Aliyah began off the season hot over 23rd ranked lower State, by recording five of the team’s first 10 points which included a 3 pointer. She was also scored four of her season-high 13 points off offensive rebounds. On 10 January, in a win at 10th ranked Kentuck, she put up 20 points as well as 12 rebounds by scoring her fourth double-double of the season and also included seven blocks.

Aliyah was central in the Gamecocks SEC Tournament Championship win, during the semifinal vs Tennessee. She scored 15 points and 11 rebounds. During the Finals over Georgia and was named, SEC Tournament MVP, she managed to record double in all three of the Gamecocks games. during her NCAA Tournament debut over no. 16th seeded Mercer where she notch a 20 points and 18 rebounds games. during the elite eight over Texas Aliyah six of her ten points in the first quarter.

Aliyah Boston

Aliyah was named national player of the year by The Athletic, she was also the sophomore ever to be named by the College Sports Information Director of America as its Academic All-American of the Year in D-I women’s basketball, for being so honored in 2021.

National team career

Aliyah has represented the United States at various international competitions, including the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Americas Championship, 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, 2018 FIBA under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup as well as 2019 FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup by winning gold each time.  She was also named MVP of the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. She won gold at the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup.

Liyah Boston Awards at High School

  1. Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year three times 2017, 2018, 2019
  2. Naismith All-America Second Team in 2019
  3. WBCA All-America Second Team in 2019
  4. McDonald’s All-America in 2019
  5. SLAM All-America in 2019

Liyah Boston Awards at College

  1. 2×Lisa Leslie Award in 2020–2021
  2. 2× AP first-team All-American in 2021–2022
  3. 2× USBWA first-team All-American in 2021–2022
  4. WBCA first-team All-American in 2021
  5. AP second-team All-American in 2020
  6. USBWA second-team All-American in 2020
  7. USBWA National Freshman of the Year in 2020
  8. WBCA Freshman of the Year in 2020
  9. SEC Freshman of the Year in 2020
  10. SEC Tournament MVP in 2021
  11. 3× SEC first team in 2020–2022
  12. 3× SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2020, 2021, 2022
  13. 3× SEC All-Defensive team in 2020–2022
  14. 2× Academic All-American of the Year, D-I women’s basketball in 2021, 2022
  15. SEC Player of the Year in 2022
  16. Naismith College Player of the Year in 2022
  17. Naismith Defensive Player of the Year in 2022

Aliyah Boston Award at International

  1. FIBA Under-16 Women’s Americas Championship MVP in 2017
  2. FIBA Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team in 2018

Aliyah Boston Family

Aliyah is the daughter of Cleone and Algernon.

Aliyah Boston Siblings

Aliyah has one sister Alexis Boston

Aliyah Boston Net Worth

Aliyah’s net worth is approximately $ 2 million.

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