Former NIC-10 and Harlem basketball legend Aminata Yanni is back in the conference, but with a new school and a new role.
Yanni has joined Paul Perrone’s coaching staff at Boylan. She’ll be the assistant sophomore girls coach, but she’ll work with players at all levels sharing the knowledge she gained throughout her career.
“I think it’s a great way for me to give back to the game. I think it’s about time that in addition to the support that I’ve given to Paul over the years, I think that it’s also great that I can support the community and the girls at Boylan,” says Yanni.
“What a quality athlete and a quality person. I want her to touch all the girls in our program,” says Perrone.
Yanni played under Perrone at Harlem in the late ’90s. She was a three-time conference MVP. She also set a conference single-game scoring record with 4 points on one game against Auburn in 2000. She later played and started for the Fighting Illini. Following her college career she spent several years playing professionally in Europe.