South Carolina star Aliyah Boston declares for the 2023 WNBA Draft

South Carolina star Aliyah Boston has declared for the 2023 WNBA Draft, foregoing her final year of eligibility.

Boston took to social media to make her announcement.

“In this moment, I am truly breathless as I make the next best decision of my life,” she wrote. “I have decided to further pursue my dream by declaring for the 2023 WNBA Draft.

Many consider Boston to be the top pick in the draft, with the Indiana Fever making the selection. Boston would play alongside Destanni Henderson, who was the starting point guard on South Carolina’s 2022 national championship team with Boston.

Boston averaged 14.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in her South Carolina career. She posted 82 double-doubles as a Gamecock.

Boston’s decorated South Carolina career includes a national championship, one Naismith Player of the Year award, two Naismith Defensive Player of the Year awards, two SEC Player of the Year awards and four Associated Press All-American selections.

South Carolina has had seven WNBA first round picks under Dawn Staley.