Women's Basketball Inks Alex Boyer as Early National Letter of Intent Signing
November 29, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- First-year head Clarisse Garcia has announced the signing of her first commitment for the class of 2011 as Kennesaw, Georgia native Alex Boyer has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the early signing period for women’s basketball. A 5’9” shooting guard from Kennesaw Mountain High School, Boyer will suit up for the Fish for the 2011-12 season.
Currently ranked in the top-200 in the nation by All Star Girls Report, Boyer will come to PBA as a prospect with solid ball-handling skills and the ability to step out and hit the three-point shot. Ranked 15th in the state of Georgia as a junior with 37 made three-pointers, Boyer provides Garcia a legitimate scoring threat from long-range.
“When you talk about finding a true fit for a program, Alex's talent and exceptional character combined with her passion for the game and winner's mentality make her a perfect one,” said Garcia.
“I have had the privilege of getting to know her and her family very well over the past year and Alex is going to be a great addition to our Sailfish family. As a high-caliber and heavily recruited player, we are excited to have her to bring depth at the guard position, as well as make a profound impact in the program. I know Alex has a bright future ahead of her and I am honored to have the opportunity to coach her,” continued the first-year Sailfish head coach.
The daughter of Alan and Kimberly Boyer, Alex has played the past five years under her father with the Georgia Hoopstars Elite Girls Basketball Club while being invited the past three years to participate at the Peach State Fab 5 Camp as well as other elite camps around the country such as the Adidas Top-10 All American camp in 2007 and 2008.
Ranked #45 in the Southeast by the Peach State Hoops Report, Boyer chose Palm Beach Atlantic after considering other schools such as the University of Memphis, Stetson University, the College of Charleston, and the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Boyer began her high school basketball career as an All-Region point guard at North Cobb Christian School in Acworth, Georgia before finishing out her high school studies at Kennessaw Mountain High School.
Not only a standout basketball player, Boyer has found success off the court as well including in the classroom. With an interest in perhaps pursuing a career in sports medicine, Boyer has earned academic achievement awards in both math and biology while enrolled in honors courses in chemistry and economics.
A member of the Homecoming Court as well, Boyer has also been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) while playing at the prep level.
Stay tuned to PBASailfish.com for future updates on the Sailfish women’s basketball recruiting class for 2011 and beyond.