Rising Senior Spotlight - Darius Boben
Darius Boben just graduated from James I. O'Neill High School in West Point, New York and is headed to Storm King for a post-graduate year.
His high school career was nothing short of historic as he put up huge numbers, across all columns of the stat sheet, as a senior and finished with over 1400 career points, the most anyone has scored in Orange/Sullivan County in the last decade.
Now, he's looking to prove himself against increased competition, and prove himself to college recruiters in the process.
School: James I. O'Neill (NY) '20; Storm King (NY) '21
By the Numbers
2019-20 Stats: 22pts, 10.6rebs, 5asts, & 5stls
Career Stats: 1433 points (top 25 all-time in Orange/Sullivan County history & most in last decade)
"I am a 6'3" combo-guard that can be looked at as a two-way player. I can score the basketball on the offensive end and I am passionate about my defensive skills."
"Darius Boben is the best player I have coached during the twenty years I have been at the helm at James I. O'Neill High School. He is a versatile guard that can not only score the ball on offense but be a take away defender on the defensive end. Offensively, he shoots the ball well and has shown the ability to consistently hit the college level three point shot. He has the ability to get to the basket with ease and finish demonstrating great body control. When getting to the basket, he finishes with athleticism and is not afraid to throw a dunk down whether someone is in front of him or not. On the defensive end, Darius shows tremendous "IQ", good hands and is an exceptional on ball defender. He shows the ability to anticipate well on and off the ball as well. During his four years at O'Neill, Darius demonstrated a great work ethic and a positive rapport with his teammates and coaches."
- Debra Crowe, Head Coach, James I. O'Neill High School
Boben is physically talented with good size, strength, and athleticism. He has very good hands defensively, creates offense from his defense, and can really get downhill with impressive pace. While he was physically dominant at the high school level, he has all the tools to transition to higher levels of competition, and foundation to become a consistent shooting threat as well.