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A look at De'Janae Boykin's 2016-17 season
Penn State and Purdue tipoff at 2 p.m. inside Mackey Arena and will be carries on BTN2go.com
Penn State and Indiana meet for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Wednesday, Dec. 28 in the Big Ten opener for both teams
2016-17 (Redshirt-Freshman Season)
Season: Made first career appearance against American (12/18) after sitting out the first 10 games of 2016-17 due to NCAA transfer rules...Will miss the remainder of the season due to injury (foot). American (12/18): Scored 10 points and tied a team-high six rebounds in her collegiate debut...Added one assist. Iona (12/20): Pulled down a team-best nine rebounds and scored 12 points...Added one steal...Went 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Indiana (12/28): Grabbed two rebounds, had one assist and one block in 19 minutes. at Rutgers (12/31): Notched four rebounds and scored one point in 20 minutes. Iowa (1/3): Led Penn State with three steals...Secured six rebounds...Scored three points....Had one block. at Purdue (1/7): Played seven minutes with two points and two rebounds...Added one steal.
2015-16 (Freshman Season)
Season: Began her collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, before transferring to Penn State prior to the start of the spring semester.
Rated among the nation’s premier players by all five of the recruiting services…Ranked as a top-25 recruit by All Star Girls Report (No. 6), Blue Star Basketball (No. 9), Prospect Nation (No. 21), Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (No. 23), and ESPN/HoopGurlz (No. 23 )…Lettered all four years in high school, including her final three seasons at C.H. Flowers High School for head coach Patrice Frazier-Watson…Ended her career at Charles H. Flowers High with 1,225 points, 659 rebounds, 247 assists, 91 steals and 118 blocked shots…Earned McDonald’s All-American honors following her senior season…Selected to play in the inaugural Jordan Brand Classic…Earned Naismith Trophy Third Team All-American honors as a senior…Selected as the Maryland Player of the Year after her junior season…Named Washington Post firsttTeam All-Met and first team All-Prince George’s County as a junior…Missed all but six games of her senior season due to injury…During her junior season, she averaged 21.1 points, 15.8 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 3.2 steals, and 3.0 blocked shots...As a sophomore, averaged 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.1 steals, and 2.0 blocked shots to help the Jaguars to a 19-4 record and the Maryland 4A South final...Played her freshman season at Riverdale Baptist High School…Averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game to help the Crusaders to a 38-2 record and a national top-five ranking…Played AAU ball for Boo Williams.
Career: Owns three gold medals in international competition. 2014: Claimed a gold medal (3-on-3) at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, teaming with Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson...Started all seven games for Team USA at the 2014 FIBA U-17 World Championships in the Czech Republic…Ranked No. 2 on Team USA with 6.1 rebounds per game…Averaged 5.1 points, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals…Helped the USA finished 7-0 and win the gold medal by beating Spain on July 6. 2013: Started all five games of the 2013 FIBA Americas U-16 championship in Cancun, Mexico…Averaged 8.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals to help Team USA to a 5-0 record.
Full name is De’Janae Olivia Boykin…Daughter of Sheila and Jeff Boykin…Has one younger brother, Joshua, and one older sister, Janiesha…Father, Jeff, served as a U.S. Marine, and sister, Janiesha is in the U.S. Navy…Intended major is rehabilitation and human services…Born on May 4, 1997, in Washington, D.C.