Boshears commits to Furman

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By Robby O'Daniel

The much-wondered-about question has been answered: Lady Cougars guard Skylar Boshears committed to Furman University last Saturday for basketball.

Located in Greenville, S.C., Furman University plays NCAA Division I basketball in the Southern Conference, a league that also includes the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and East Tennessee State University, among others.

Boshears, a junior at Campbell County High School, said she watched a Furman game on Saturday and committed afterward.

“I choose Furman because two other girls that I play AAU ball with during the summer are also going to Furman and I absolutely love the coaches, and I feel like Furman was the best place for me to be!!” Boshears said.

She plans to major in sports medicine.

“I’ve visited Furman twice, and the campus is unbelievable! It’s beautiful!” Boshears said. “The academic part at Furman is hard to beat! The academic standpoint is very good.”

Boshears had several suitors. She listed Carson-Newman, Gardner-Webb, Appalachian State, Mercer and Radford all as schools that offered Boshears. Also interested were Tennessee-Martin, Campbell University, ETSU, Wofford, Tennessee Tech and Belmont.

Boshears has had several 20-plus point performances this season, including two 30-point nights for the Lady Cougars.

On her higher points-per-game this season, she said, “Yes, that is something that I try to help the team with but not only scoring, but also other things as well I want to do to help the team out like defense and assists.”

For the 2015-2016 season, Boshears was the Lady Cougars’ assists leader with 2.71 per game, according to statistics from CCHS head coach Brad Honeycutt. Her 2.68 steals per game paced her team during the 2016-2017 season. Her points per game in 2015-2016 (12.8) and 2016-2017 (14.29) led her team in both seasons.

She passed the 1,000-point mark in her high school career earlier this season.

She was named the 2017 LaFollette Press Lady Cougar Athlete of the Year.