WMA’s Boothby Ivy Bound
Just days after helping Wilbraham and Monson Academy to their first NEPSAC AA championship on Sunday, post-graduate forward Keller Boothby made a verbal commitment to Cornell University.
Boothby is a highly skilled 6-foot-6 forward from Texas who specializes in shooting the ball from behind the three-point line. He didn't have any scholarship offers to his name upon arriving in New England but played his way into the Ivy League with a strong post-graduate season.
"We knew Keller would have a significant impact on our team while we were recruiting him but he ended up doing even more than we hoped," WMA head coach Mike Mannix told NERR. "He made big shots in big games and his intangibles are off the charts. His work ethich and IQ are high and the fact that he just lets you coach him at all times makes him a complete player."
Boothby averaged 11.3 points and 6 rebounds per game this season while shooting 37% from behind the three-point line, but increased his production dramatically in the team's post-season run, including an 18 point performance in the Class AA championship game.
Boothby made his New England debut at last June's Elite 75 College Showcase when he spoke with NERR-TV: