Aliyah Boston

Aliyah Boston

Personal Information

Full Name Aliyah Boston
Date of Birth December 11, 2001
Age 22
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Father Algernon Boston
Mother Cleone Boston

Aliyah Boston: A Brief Biography

Aliyah Boston
Aliyah Boston (Source: Instagram handle of Aliyah Boston (@aliyah.boston) )


Aliyah Boston was born on December 11, 2001. She is an American professional basketball player, playing as the power forward for the Indiana Fever. Boston was the first overall pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2023 WNBA Draft, which was held on April 10, 2023.


Aliyah Boston was born in Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, to parents Cleone Boston and Algernon Boston. She studied at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons: 2016-2017, 2017- 2018 and 2018-2019.

Aliyah Boston Early Life

Aliyah Boston, a native of the Virgin Islands, U.S., began her basketball journey at 9 with her sister Alexis Boston. Boston went to Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts for her high school. In 2019, she led her team to a 24-1 record and consecutive class A championship of the New England Prep School Athletic Council. Boston was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2019.


Boston enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 2019 and joined the South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Team led by head coach Dawn Staley. Boston won the Reef Division MVP at the 2019 Paradise Jam. Boston and her team also secured the 2019-2020 SEC regular season and 2020 tournament championship, defeating Mississippi State with a score of 76-62 in the finals. She ended her freshman season (2019-2020) with her tenth double-double.


During her sophomore season 2020-2021, Boston made her first triple-double playing against Georgia on January 21. She led the team to their sixth title in the 2021 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament against Georgia with a score of 67-62 and earned the SEC Tournament MVP. In junior season (2021-2022), Boston and her team won the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament against UConn with a score of 64-49 and got the season’s NCAA Basketball Tournament MOP.


In senior season 2022-2023, Aliyah Boston achieved some prestigious awards including the four-time All-America recipient, four-time Lisa Leslie Center of the Year, four-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and two-time Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, she earned two-time National Player of the Year and two-time SEC Player of the Year.


Aliyah Boston’s Personal Life and Family Background

Aliyah Boston’s parents, Cleone Boston and Algernon Boston, live in the Virgin Islands U.S. She has a sibling, Alexis Boston who also played basketball and played for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2021 AmeriCup. She and her sister moved from their hometown to New England to pursue Aliyah Boston’s basketball career, living with her aunt Jenaire Hodge and cousin, Kira Punter since the age of 12. Aliyah Boston got familiar with basketball because of her sister. In an interview with ESPN, Boston revealed that she visits her parents and hometown once a year to remain attached to her roots.


Boston graduated from the University of Carolina with a degree in Communication in 2023. Boston plans to pursue sports broadcasting after her playing career. For the 2023-2024 season of College Basketball on NBC Sports, Aliyah Boston was announced as the studio analyst.


Aliyah Boston’s Boyfriend

Aliyah Boston’s boyfriend is Tre-Vaughn Minott. The couple has confirmed their relationship by posting pictures on their Instagram handles. They have been together since 2020. They have a TikTok account named “2tallhumans4”.


Minott hails from Montreal Quebec and has signed as a centre player with the Portland State Viking from the NCAA transfer portal in April 2023. His height is 6 ft 9 in. His previous school was the University of South Carolina. His Instagram handle is (@4_realtv). As of July 2024, the couple has been together for four years.


Aliyah Boston’s Social Media

As of July 2024, Aliyah Boston is active on her social media accounts. Boston’s Instagram handle is (@aliyah.boston), x.com account is (@aa_boston) and TikTok account is (@aliyah.bsoton).


Aliyah Boston Brand Ambassador

Aliyah Boston is the tourism ambassador of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. She has also partnerships with Bose, Under Armour Basketball, Adidas Basketball, Adidas football, Adidas, Voice in Sport, WNBA Changemaker, Crocs, Experience Columbia SC, TJ Maxx, Cocacola, Togethxr, Aflac Duck, The Players' Tribune, Intuit QuickBooks, JD Finish Line Foundation and JD Sports U.S., Lean In, RXBAR, AT&T, Buick, Bojangles, Orange Theory Fitness.


Aliyah Boston’s Career Stats

Aliyah Boston's 2023 and 2024 season stats are mentioned here:



INDIANA FEVER



PTS
20232024CAREER TOTAL
578280858
INDIANA FEVER OR12560185
INDIANA FEVERDR210116326
INDIANA FEVERREB335176511
INDIANA FEVERAST8957146
INDIANA FEVERSTL531770
INDIANA FEVERBLK502676
INDIANA FEVERTO7543118
INDIANA FEVERFG233-403117-237350-640
INDIANA FEVERFG%57.849.454.7
INDIANA FEVER3PT4-106-1510-25
INDIANA FEVER3P%40.040.040.0
INDIANA FEVERFT108-14540-58148-203
INDIANA FEVERFT%74.569.072.9
INDIANA FEVERPF12572197


Aliyah Boston’s Achievements

As of July 2024, Aliyah Boston achieved the WNBA Rookie of the Year and WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2023 and got selected for the second time in the WNBA All-Star Team in 2024. She received the 2020 WCBA Freshman of the Year and in the same year, she won the SEC Athlete of the Year. In 2022, Boston won numerous achievements including the NCAA Tournament MOP, Associated Press Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year, Honda Sports Award, Honda Broderick Cup, John R. Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA National Player of the Year, Wade Trophy, Division I Academy All-American of the Year.


Additionally, she has achieved some awards more than once. She is a two-times Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and two-time SEC Tournament MVP in 2022 and 2023, four-times Lisa Leslie Award, four-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year from 2020 to 2023 and two-times Women’s Basketball Academic All-American of the Year in 2021 and 2022.


Aliyah Boston represented the United States and secured five Gold medals in the following tournaments:

  • 2021 FIBA Women’s Basketball AmeriCup in San Juan

  • 2019 FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Thailand

  • 2018 FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Belarus

  • 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s America’s Championship in Argentina

  • 2018 Youth Olympics Games Women’s 3x3 Basketball Championship in Argentina


Aliyah Boston’s Contract

On April 10, 2023, Boston was drafted by the Indiana Fever as first-round overall pick 1 and on April 23, 2023, she finalised a 3-year contract with Indiana Fever of $233,468. Her annual average salary is $77,823.


As she was signed in 2023, her annual salary for that year was $74,305. In 2024 $75,792 and in 2025 her annual salary will be approximately $83,371.


Additionally, the Indiana Fever have the option to extend Boston’s contract for a fourth year extending it to 2026 and her base salary will be approximately $94,740.


Aliyah Boston’s Diet

As of July 2024, Aliyah Boston has not disclosed any details about her diet. However, in an interview with ESPN, she said that she loves curry chicken. She works out regularly as seen in her Instagram stories and the clips that WBB Clips had published. She was on a strength and conditioning programme in the South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team.

FAQ's On Aliyah Boston

A. Aliyah Boston’s height  is 6 ft 5 in ( 1.96 m)

A. Aliyah Boston plays as the power forward in the Indiana Fever.

A. Aliyah Boston’s jersey number is 7.

A. On June 2, 2024, Indiana Fever was playing against New York Liberty and Boston got hurt in her ankle. She left the game early and went to the locker room. After resting for some days, she was back again in the next game to play against the Washington Mystics.

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