Penfield's Emma Guy gives verbal to Boston College

Penfield's Emma Guy gives verbal to Boston College


Penfield's Emma Guy gives verbal to Boston College


For Emma Guy, visiting Boston College on New Year’s Eve was love at first sight.

The 6-foot-3 junior forward for the Penfield basketball team gave a verbal commitment to the Eagles and head coach Erik Johnson on Monday. Guy got her first glimpse of Chestnut Hill on Dec. 31, watching Boston College (8-8 overall, 0-2 ACC) beat Northeastern in a non-conference rivalry game.

“I took a tour around campus and instantly fell in love with the school and the coaches,” said Guy, who is averaging 16.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2 blocks for Penfield (6-1), the third-ranked team in the Democrat and Chronicle coaches’ poll. “(Johnson) had so much excitement talking about (me) playing in a higher-level conference and I just remember thinking that I would love to have a coach like this and to be pushed to get my full potential.”

Guy, who is making 66 percent of her shots, has been a player for the Eagles before. She starred for the Wayne Central Eagles as a freshman before transferring to Penfield prior to last school year. Wayne went on to win the Section V Class A2 title; Penfield was a Class AA semifinalist but is a sectional contender again.

Coach Mark Vogt’s Patriots play at Webster Schroeder (2-5) on Tuesday before hosting rival Rush-Henrietta (10-0), the No. 1 team in the D&C poll, on Friday.

Guy, also a key hitter last fall on Penfield’s state runner-up volleyball team, also had scholarship offers from Massachusetts, Canisius, Colgate, Fairfield, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and Loyola (Md.). She has good mobility and foot work. Guy played a supporting role for the Patriots in basketball last winter but is a focal point this season.


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