Kentucky signees Travis Perry, Boogie Fland earn multiple postseason honors

On3 imageby:Zack Geoghegan03/30/24


For most of the country, the 2023-24 high school basketball season is in the books. Only a select few athletes — mostly prep school players — still have games to play, and the majority of those will take place in the coming weeks. After that, the AAU season will quickly get underway.

A pair of future Kentucky Wildcats — Travis Perry and Boogie Fland — picked up some significant hardware following the conclusion of their high school careers.

For Perry, who powered Lyon County to the school’s first-ever state title, he was tabbed as Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year (for the second straight year) AND Kentucky’s MaxPreps Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Fland was named New York’s MaxPreps Player of the Year after leading Archbishop Stepinac to a state championship of his own.

Perry’s high school career finished with him scoring more points in the state of Kentucky (5,481) than any other player in history. He averaged 29.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, five assists, and 3.9 steals per outing this past season for Lyon County, which took down Harlan County in the state championship last weekend. The 6-foot-2 point guard was also named Kentucky Mr. Basketball earlier this month.

As for Fland, who is also listed as a 6-foot-2 point guard, he closed out his senior season averaging 19.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.4 steals per contest while shooting 46 percent from the floor, 36 percent from deep, and 83 percent from the line. Fland fueled Archbishop Stepinac to a 26-4 overall record, including a CHSAA Class AA city title and the inaugural PSAL vs. CHSAA AA championship.

Perry and Fland, both considered four-star prospects, have already signed with the ‘Cats and will join Kentucky for the 2024-25 college basketball season. Perry is ranked as the No. 87 overall senior in the country, per the On3 Industry Ranking. Fland is ranked significantly higher compared to his future teammate, checking in at No. 19 overall.

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