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Boston, Henderson Add All-America Titles
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Boston, Henderson Add All-America Titles

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball junior forward Aliyah Boston and senior guard Destanni Henderson were named to U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America teams, the organization announced today. Boston picked up her second first-team selection in as many seasons, while Henderson’s selection is the first of her career.
Boston, who is also an AP First-Team All-American, has established herself as one of the most dominant players in the country with the best win share (14.0) and player efficiency rating (45.0) in the country. She earned her first SEC Player of the Year award this season and was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in her career as well. She is the top scorer (16.8 ppg) and rebounder (12.0 ppg) on the team and ranks among the NCAA’s top 10 in double-doubles (2nd, 25), rebounds per game (7th) and blocks per game (10th, 2.65 bpg). According to Her Hoop Stats, Boston leads the nation in win shares and player efficiency rating – both metrics that take into account both the offensive and defensive impact on the game.
An All-SEC First-Team selection, Henderson is an AP All-America honorable mention and is a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award as well. In addition to her 11.3 points per game, she is among the SEC leaders in assists per game (4.3) and is fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.00). She has scored in double figures 15 times in her 28 games this season and handed out five or more assists 14 times. Henderson is also the team’s most consistent 3-point shooter, hitting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this season.
No. 1/1 South Carolina enters this week’s NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed and the top seed in the Greensboro Region. The Gamecocks are hosting games the opening weekend of the tournament, playing Howard and Incarnate Word on Fri., Mar. 18, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.
Continue to check and the team’s social media accounts (@GamecockWBB) for the most up-to-date information on the women’s basketball season.

USBWA All-America First Team
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina
Caitlin Clark, Iowa
Naz Hillmon, Michigan
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
NaLyssa Smith, Baylor
USBWA All-America Second Team
Elissa Cunane, NC State
Ashley Joens, Iowa State
Haley Jones, Stanford
Ayoka Lee, Kansas State
Aneessah Morrow, DePaul

USBWA All-America Third Team
Cameron Brink, Stanford
Destanni Henderson, South Carolina
Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech
Khayla Pointer, LSU
Maddy Siegrist, Villanova