Boever earns McDonald's All American nomination
Maria Boever continues to add to her accolades -- even when she doesn't expect it. Worthington's senior center, who is averaging 22.2 points per game this season, was named as one of 1,000 national nominees Tuesday for the McDonald's All American...
Maria Boever continues to add to her accolades -- even when she doesn't expect it.
Worthington's senior center, who is averaging 22.2 points per game this season, was named as one of 1,000 national nominees Tuesday for the McDonald's All American High School Girls Basketball team.
Boever is also averaging 9.2 rebounds per game and has 112 steals this season.
But when she was notified Tuesday night that she had made the first cut, she was nothing less than surprised.
"I would've never thought the McDonald's All American team would've looked at me," she said.
But her work in leading the Trojans to a 19-3 season record made it pretty easy to see how she could get this far.
Her head coach, Eric Lindner, added his satisfaction with his senior center making it this far in the nomination process, while pointing out the secret to Boever's success.
"I think her accomplishments are due to her teammates, and her ability to work with her teammates to get quality shots," he said.
It is a sentiment Boever followed up on.
"We've got great chemistry on and off the floor," she said. "They've been a great help."
Boever said she has improved the most this year on her outside shooting and her passing game, while also taking a step forward when it comes to her inside shooting. One look at the stats -- Boever is shooting 58 percent this year from inside the 3-point line -- only validates the argument.
Boever is now in the running for one of 24 final spots on the All American team which will compete in the postseason game on March 29 at San Diego State University. The game is scheduled to air April 6 on ESPN2.