Boston Stanton III is a 2021 combo guard/forward listed at 6’4″. The athletic wing-type does a little bit of everything for his 19-2 high school team. He’s currently averaging: 22ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.9apg, 50% FG, 39% 3-PT%. And he has a 3.9 GPA!
We caught up with Boston to talk about his season and recruitment.
RLH: How has the season been going for you at Denver East HS?
BS: The season has been good so far, but we believe we should be doing a bit better than we are right now. But on the bright side, the games we lost served as a wake up call that we needed to get focused and push through the end of the season stronger, instead of getting too happy when we win. There’s always more work to do!
RLH: You guys are currently 19-2 overall and 7-0 in league play. How are you guys handling the pressure of being a top team in the state?
BS: I think we’re handling the pressure of being a top team in the state pretty well, especially for such a young team. We’re growing as a team, and as we face more veteran teams, we’re figuring out ways to rise to the occasion. But honestly, it isn’t much pressure for us. We just like to go out, and have fun playing the game we love.
RLH: You’re leading the team in scoring with 22ppg. How are you handling the defenses knowing that you’re the go-to guy on offense?
BS: I’m learning as the season goes on that when I’m being keyed in on by other teams, forcing up shots isn’t going to help me or my team. Knowing that, when defenses come out and try and throw me off my game early, I start by facilitating more, and then letting my shots come to me in the flow of the game. A focus for me is that when defenses are shutting me down, I make up for that in another area of my game, whether that’s defense, rebounds, or assists.
RLH: You’re a top 5 player in the state in your class. What is your case on why you should be #1?
BS: I try not to get too caught up in Colorado rankings, nor will I limit myself to Colorado competition. I make my competition the ones that are top in the nation, not just in Colorado. As far as people in Colorado, I believe I should be number one because I’m the best basketball player in the state. I also believe I put more work in, and I’m constantly evolving my game to take any potential weaknesses out.
RLH: If a college coach asked what are the strong parts of your game? What would you say?
BS: I would say that I am very fundamentally sound, and can score from all three levels. I also believe that this year my defense and rebounding has come a long way from where it has been in the past. I also believe that I have a high basketball IQ.
RLH: What are you doing to improve as a basketball player?
BS: I work on my skill set every day, as well as watch film to understand what I can do better in game-time situations. Also, to improve the physical side of my game, I do push-ups, sit-ups, and calf raises every night before I go to bed.
RLH: Are there any updates on your college recruitment? What schools are contacting you the most? Any offers?
BS: There are many schools interested in me, however I only have one offer at this time.