Morgantown, West Virginia – The South Harrison Hawks defeated Roane County 100-49 to move the #6 ranked Hawks to 13-0 in Class AA West Virginia high school basketball.
But the bigger story was that of South Harrison’s star combo guard Corey Boulden, who exploded for a school-record 58 points, shooting 21-32 from the field, 9-17 from three point range and 7-7 from the foul line. Boulden also added 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals in the win. Following his 58 point outburst, Boulden is now averaging 25.8 points per game this season.
Boulden, a 6’4 junior from Lost Creek, West Virginia, is the next great high school basketball player to come out of the Mountain State and from all accounts, he’s one of the hardest workers you’ll ever find. In fact, Boulden often works out and trains with former West Virginia guard Juwan Staten to hone his skills and prepare him for the collegiate game.
Although Boulden is unsure where he’s going to attend college after he finishes his remarkable high school career, he’s definitely a fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers.
“Growing up in West Virginia, you almost have to be a big Mountaineer fan,” Boulden recently told The Voice of Morgantown. “That’s definitely a place I would like to play one day.”
Boulden has been in contact with the West Virginia coaching staff and said he plans a trip to Morgantown soon. “I was supposed to go on an unofficial, but I had a tournament. To be honest, there’s a couple of schools looking at me, but I haven’t really sat down to make a top 10 list yet.”
When the top player in the state in the 2022 class, Isaac McKneely, committed to play for the Virginia Cavaliers, it was a huge loss for the Bob Huggins, who recruited him hard. Landing an in-state player at the caliber of Boulden is absolutely necessary for Huggins and the Mountaineers moving forward.
Keep him home, Huggs.