Boston University Academy seniors Juliana Bongiorno ’18 and Andrew Deng ’18 were selected for Boston Herald’s 2018 Winter Prep School All-Scholastics titles for basketball. Bongiorno, captain of the BUA Girls’ Varsity basketball team, led her team to clinch the Girls’ Independent League (GIL) championship title for the first time in BUA history. Deng, captain of the BUA Boys’ Varsity basketball team, is the first BUA basketball player to score more than 1,000 points, and ended this season with 1,010.
A two-time All Girls Independent League MVP, Bongiorno averaged 13 points, nine rebounds, 3.2 assists, 4.4 steals and 2.5 blocks a game in her senior campaign. She is a four-time All Girls Independent League All Star and two-time NEPSAC All Star. A four-time MBIL All Star, Deng finished this season with 25.6 points, 2.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
Bongiorno and Deng were also named MVPs (Most Valuable Players) of the Girls Independent League and the Mass Bay Independent League, respectively. Neil Mauskar ’18, Kaiti Filippou ’20, and Alexis Puthussery ’20 were given honorary mentions for this title