October 29, 2015 The leading returning scorer for Union, LaPorte City, 2017 wing John Boisen is set to have one of the better junior seasons in the state. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 14 points last season as a sophomore with…
October 29, 2015
The leading returning scorer for Union, LaPorte City, 2017 wing John Boisen is set to have one of the better junior seasons in the state.
The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 14 points last season as a sophomore with the Knights, and has generated some very initial college interest because of it.
“I’ve gotten questionnaires and camp invites from Briar Cliff and Upper Iowa, nothing too serious yet, but I’m hoping to have a good year this year and have that start up. And then D3 schools have sent some mail, Luther mainly,” said Boisen, who says right now he’s seeing more attention for his football prowess.
“I’ve been talking to more college coaches for football, so I’m not exactly sure what’s going to go on with everything there.”
Boisen added: “To be honest I really don’t know what I want to do yet right now, it kind of depends on where I can get the most money. I’ve gotten some attention for my punting, so if I can get money to punt it would be convenient.”
Boisen spent the majority of his offseason sidelined after an ankle injury in the spring, but he has still been able to play football, and will be ready to go for the start of the hoops season.
“I couldn’t play a lot of the summer, but I did play in a few tournaments, and I’d say I saw my ball-handling improve most,” said Boisen.
“My ankle still isn’t 100 percent, but I’ve been able to play football still, and I’ll just throw an ankle brace on and I’ll be fine.”
The season is just weeks away. And with the departure of last year’s leading scorer Brady Driscol, it’s up to Boisen to pour in the points this season.
“We’ll definitely need some people to step-up scoring-wise,” he said. “But I’m really hoping to have a big year scoring again.”
August 26, 2014
Union-LaPorte City guard John Boisen was a starting wing on Iowa Prep’s 15U squad during the program’s inaugural season.
He used a strong performance in a regular season game last season to catch the eye of the newly-created program.
“I had a game against Dike-New Hartford, and I had one of my best games of the year,” said Boisen. “And after the game they sent me a couple of emails, and they ended up calling me and I joined the team.”
The 6-foot wing prides himself on his defense, and says he used this offseason to improve his already stout defense.
“I felt like I excelled at the defensive end, I definitely got better defensively,” said Boisen, PHI’s 18th-ranked 2017.
“I always think that my defense creates more offense for me. For Union we like to run and be in transition, so that’s what I tried to do is get our team up-and-running with my defense.”
He explained to us what he excels at when he’s on the court.
“I love the corner three, I could shoot that all day,” said Boisen. “And I’ll get right up in you defensively, I want to get up in your shorts.”
The defensive stopper told PHI that he always has three main points he picks before the summer to improve upon.
Along with with improving his defense, he says he honed in on a new shot and scoring in the paint.
“I started working on a step-back jumper and the last couple of games of the summer it really started becoming a key shot for me, and with Union I’m more of a scorer and that’s what I’ll go to a lot,” said Boisen.
“And then just finishing, I never felt like I was bad at finishing, but there’s always room for improvement with that.”
Boisen started most of last season as a freshman with the Knights, his role will increase as he transitions into his sophomore season.
“I came off the bench the first game of the year and ended up shutting down their best player and I started every game after that,” he said.
“This year it will be more of a scoring role for me. Me and (Brady) Driscoll will be the two main scorers, we’ll be running around a lot, getting around screens and getting shots,” said Boisen.
The sophomore prospect doesn’t have a lot interest from colleges just yet, but should see his recruiting activity ramp up next summer.
“I’ve gotten e-mails about camps and that’s about it,” said Boisen. “I’ve gotten a couple prospect camps and then just mass emails from a couple of schools.”
“I’ll be definitely going to those next year. I’m going to go hard next summer.”
In addition to basketball, Boisen participates in track and football as well. He’s leaning towards basketball as his focal sport.
“Basketball or football, I’d say right now probably basketball,” said Boisen.