De'Janae Boykin

  • Forward
  • 6-2
  • 155
  • Charles H. Flowers High School (2015)
  • Springdale, Maryland

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Named to the 2014 USA Youth Olympic Women's Basketball Team on July 7, 2014.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 7-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in the Czech Republic. Started all seven games for the USA and finished with a team second-best .46 shooting percentage from the field, connecting on 15-of-32 shots.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team, started in all five games of the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship that was played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico, and averaged 8.4 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and 2.2 spg. to help the USA to a 5-0 record, a gold medal and a berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship; among all players in the tournament ranked second for field goal percentage (.559).

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to Connecticut.

High School Honors

  • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2014).
  • Washington Post All-Met first team (2014) and honorable mention (2013).
  • Maryland Gazette All-County first team (2014) and honorable mention (2013).
  • MaxPreps All-American honorable mention (2013).

High School Notes

  • Has played three varsity seasons, including as a sophomore and junior in 2012-13 and 2013-14 at Charles H. Flowers High School (Springdale, Md.) and as a freshman in 2011-12 at Riverdale Baptist High School (Upper Marlboro, Md.). Also attended St. John’s College High School (Annapolis, Md.) as a freshman.
  • Lists a career record of 74-9 and career totals of 1,096 points, 659 rebounds, 247 assists, 91 steals and 118 blocked shots.
  • Lists single-game highs of 29 points against High Point on Jan. 14, 2013 and 27 rebounds against Northwestern.
  • As a junior in 2013-14, started in all 19 games played and averaged 21.1 ppg., 15.8 rpg., 7.1 apg., 3.2 spg. and 3.0 bpg. to help her team to a 17-2 record.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, started in all 24 games and averaged 15.7 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 4.2 apg., 2.1 spg. and 2 bpg. to help Flowers to a 19-4 record and the Maryland 4A South final.
  • As a freshman at Riverdale Baptist in 2011-12, started in four of 40 games and averaged 8.0 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. to help her team to a 38-2 record and a national top-five finish.
  • Has played with Boo Williams since 2011, and was runner up at Nike Nationals in 2012; played with the Fairfax Stars from 2007-2011 and won 2008 10U and 2009 11U AAU National Championship.
  • Participated in the 2012 Nike Skills Academy.

Personal Notes

  • Born on May 4, 1997, in Washington, D.C., to Sheila and Jeff; has one brother, Joshua (15), and one sister, Janiesha (27).
  • Prefers to go by, “D.”
  • Father, Jeff, served as a U.S. Marine; sister, Janiesha is in the U.S. Navy; and grandfather, James Boykin served in the U.S.Army.
  • Listed on her school's honor roll in 2013-14.
  • Started playing basketball at 4 years old.
  • Is right-handed and wears No. 35, because, “It was the first number I wore playing basketball.”
  • Favorite food: Chicken.
  • Favorite class: Sociology.
  • Favorite basketball player: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian:  Lisa Leslie.
  • Most played song: Nipsey Hussle, "Don't Take Days Off."
  • Piece of clothing you cannot live without: Any Nike gear.
  • Top three movies: Above the Rim, Love & Basketball and Sunset Park.
  • You would compare your game to: Kevin Durant.
  • Away from the court you enjoy: Just hanging with my family.
  • Most people don't know: I used to dance tap and ballet, and I have a brother who is legally blind.