Boler Named All-American

Genesee Community College freshman forward Vaughn Boler has been named an NJCAA Division II All-American for the 2012-2013 men’s basketball season. Also named the Region III Player of the Year and to the All-Region First Team, Boler was named to the All-American Second Team.
“I think it’s a great honor to be named an All-American,” Boler said. “To see how many great players there are in the country, and to be on that list, it’s an honor.”
Boler played in 27 games this season (26 starts) and averaged a team-leading 21.1 points per game. That mark was the 14th highest in the country. He scored 30 or more points in three games this year and posted a season-high 37 points against ASA College on Dec. 9.
During a four game stretch in early January, Boler was forced to sit due to a knee injury. The Cougars went 0-4 during that stretch.
“I worked hard all season so that I could get to where I was when we ended the year. The knee injury just inspired me to work harder and to not give up on anything,” said Boler.
Cougars head coach Terry George has now coached two All-American players in the last two seasons.
“Vaugn is probably the most efficient player to come around this program in a while,” said George. “The kid just has an ability to put the ball in the hole; he’s lethal from fifteen feet and in.”
Boler becomes the ninth player in GCC men’s basketball history to earn All-American honors and the second in two years after Kenton Chan-Man was named to the All-American Third Team last year.
“This is going to just motivate me to continue to work hard for next year,” Boler said.