Léony Boudreau is a 5'10 combo guard from Ste-Julie, Quebec. Primarily recruited to Purdue for help at the point, she can play the two and three positions. Better described as big guard, Boudreau excels in conditioning and leadership. She was first noticed by Coach Versyp at the USJN Nationals in the summer of 2016, running point for the team that also featured future Purdue commit Tamara Farquhar. The now 19-year-old has played point for a variety of summer, city, prep, and provincial teams, and is known for her vocal leadership. Her favorite cross training sports are karate, swimming, and skiing. She will be playing her first 2017-18 game for Purdue as an experienced 20-year-old.
Beginning at age 10, she began her career at the Seminary of the Sacred Hearts, St. Bruno. She then went on to Sémininaire Holy Trinity, and also playing with her Juvenile AAA city team Cougars Saint-Bruno. She was named team MVP three consecutive years with the Cougars. She also holds a gold medal for her play with Team Quebec in the 2012 Canadian Championships. Boudreau has been invited several times to try out for Team Canada, in a system similar to the USA Basketball Developmental Camps in the US. She placed first in the conditioning tests at the camp.
Dawson College made it to the semifinals of the RSEQ Basketball Championships in March 2016, dropping their first game to Montmorency 87-56, but coming back to win the third-place game against Trois-Rivieres 71-54. Fellow Purdue recruit Tamara Farquhar paced the Lady Blues’ attack with 19 points and 11 rebounds, with Leony Boudreau adding 12 points. Dawson posted a 12-6 record in the RSEQ Division I league, finishing fourth in the standings.
Boudreau verbally committed to Purdue on 10/17/16, a day after her weekend official visit. She chose Purdue over a dozen offers, but had a final list of Purdue, Akron, and Delaware. A big draw for Purdue was the national ranking of the biomedical engineering program.
Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp..."Léony is a natural leader and one of the hardest workers I’ve ever come across. Her maturity, work ethic and high basketball IQ will be an incredible asset to the team." (PurdueSports.com, November 9, 2016)
Scout Micheal Henry at USJN tournament...“With Tamara Farquhar on her team, right off the bat it was more than apparent that Boudreau was not the most athletic player in DC. That being said, she is a sure handed combo guard that is able to do a lot of the little things that one would expect a skilled Guard can do. With some pretty decent length, Boudreau proved throughout the event that she not only knows how to pick her spots with how and when to score, from inside or out, but that she knows just what it takes make others around her better. There is likely to be several schools in need of a similar skill set that will be inquiring of her services when the freeze is over, as they look for a smart guard, that knows how to put her team first, in of the Class of 2017.” (Crown Scout, July 31, 2016)
ASGR scout Bret McCormick at USJN tournament...“Leony Boudreau 5-9 2019 tough heady PG with skills. Plays aggressively & plays hard. Marginal high to major PG.” (All-Star Girls Report, July 25, 2016)
CGBR scout Olsen at Battle in the Boro...“Lead-guard handles and attacks in transition game; mid-range game creator with smooth stroke on jumper; tough, competitive persona, half-court game manager, passes with purpose.” (ESPN, July, 2016)
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