Boston makes college choice, signs with Snead State

Published 9:03 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

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It was never a matter of if Corey Boston would sign a scholarship to play college basketball, but when. Boston made his dream a reality Tuesday when he signed to play for Snead State and head coach Jeremiah Patterson.

“When I took my visit, I loved it,” Boston said. “When I met coach Patterson and coach [Joseph] Brooks, they showed me so much love since day one. When I took my visit, coach told me a lot about their offensive and defensive scheme, which I felt was the best fit for me to get to a four-year school and get to where I’m trying to be.”

The two coaches watched Boston and the Bulldogs play No. 2 Fyffe in the Northeastern Regional game. The Bulldogs won by 20 points behind Boston and Tae Burton’s outstanding games. Boston led all scorers with 27 points while collecting seven rebounds and six steals.

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“They really liked that. Since that day, they just showed me love,” Boston said.

Alongside feeling comfortable with the coaches, Snead State’s system was one of the drawing factors for Boston.

“They do a lot of what we did at LaFayette this past year,” Boston said.  “They want to play fast and do a lot of drive and kicks. They’re going to implement some more ball screens and more dribble handoffs. I feel like that was good for me and it is the type of offensive scheme that I need to be in.”

The Parsons finished 20-12 in the 2019-20 season and graduate most of their current roster. This helps open up the door for Boston to get more playing time right away, but that’s not something he’s worried about.

“I’m going to go in and compete,” Boston said. “I’m going to work hard and give the coaches a reason that I should be the starter.”

Another factor that drew Boston to Snead was the campus. Unlike other junior colleges throughout the state, Snead has on-campus housing and cafeterias. This was a big plus for him since he wouldn’t need to worry about going off-campus. He could just focus on basketball. 

“Coach said the gym is always open, and there is going to be a rec across the street, so that was about it,” Boston said.

Boston’s current coach Obidiah Threadgill has been forced to turn the lights off on Boston multiple times to make him leave practice after others had already left. He comes to the gym whenever he has free time to put up shots and work on his game.

Snead State is a little less than three hours away from LaFayette, which gives Boston’s family and friends an opportunity to continue to watch him play.

In his final year as a Bulldog, Boston was a force. He was one of the top players in the county, averaging 15.1 points per game, which was sixth in Chambers County, while dishing out 6.6 assists a game, which was second in the county. He was a huge driving reason that the Bulldogs broke the school record for wins in a season with 31 and reached the AHSAA 2A State Semifinal game for the first time since 2015.