Archbishop Stepinac's Johnuel 'Boogie' Fland Looks Set to Make College Choice
By: Steven Schwankert
Alabama, Indiana, and Kentucky are the remaining potential landing spots for the nationally-ranked point guard
Johnuel “Boogie” Fland, one of boys’ high school basketball’s hottest prospects, looks set to make his college choice in the next couple of weeks, according to media reports.
Now a senior at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, Fland will finally choose one of the three universities that have pursued him most fervently: Alabama, Indiana, or Kentucky. Fland is thought to be leaning toward one of the latter two, according to Indiana University publication The Daily Hoosier.
The six-foot-three-inch Fland narrowed his list of eight possible schools in September. Fland has visited the campuses and basketball programs of the three, and Alabama Coach Nate Oats, Indiana Coach and former New York Knicks player and coach Mike Woodson, and Kentucky Coach John Calipari all visited Fland at home, along with participating in Archbishop Stepinac’s recent St. Ignatius School 2023 New York Coaches Clinic.
Fland is expected to make his decision before the end of the early signing window, which closes on November 8. This allows athletes who have firm scholarship offers to confirm their interest. By making his commitment before then, Fland could then turn his attention fully to the upcoming basketball season, not to mention the academic commitments of his final year of high school.
Fland and his Archbishop Stepinac teammates won the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Boys’ Basketball “AA” title in March, defeating the Bronx’s Cardinal Hayes High School. Fland told 247 Sports that winning another city championship was on his list of goals for his final year as a high school player.
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