Former H.D. Woodson PG Breonn Hughey heading to Towson

September 17, 2013
H.D. Woodson's Breonn Hughey sails past Georgetown Day's Caira Washington as she goes up for two during DCSAA Girls' Championship game at the Verizon Center on Monday, March 11, 2013. Hughey scored 15 points to help lead H.D. Woodson over Georgetown Day for the title. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
H.D. Woodson’s Breonn Hughey sails past Georgetown Day’s Caira Washington as she goes up for two during the DCSAA girls’ championship game. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Guard Breonn Hughey, three-year starter and three-time DCIAA champion at H.D. Woodson, has orally committed to Towson.

Hughey transferred to Capitol Christian Academy in Landover prior to this school year, following her former Woodson coach Henry Anglin. He’s coached her since sixth grade, first in AAU with the DC Cobras, then as an assistant then head coach at Woodson.

“It means a lot [to see her make a commitment]. It shows that everything paid off: all the hard work, all the struggles, everything we’ve been through, it all paid off,” Anglin said. “I’m really proud of her.”

Hughey led Woodson to the inaugural D.C. State Athletic Association title as a junior, and was the team’s leading second-leading scorer at just over 10 points per game. She also averaged just under five assists a game as the Warriors’ offensive organizer and creator. Known for quickness with the dribble and a shot that improved as last season went on, Hughey said she chose Towson over schools such as Clemson, Monmouth, and Duquesne because the Tigers’ offense fit her game.

“I loved the coaches and I loved the way they play,” Hughey said. “I like to play fast, and they have a lot of quick guards, their big girls are fast. They like to play in transition.”

That style fits Hughey perfectly. When asked to describe her game, the 5-foot-4 dribbling dynamo didn’t hesitate to sum herself up: “quick.”

“She’s really an exciting-type player. She’s a pass-first type point guard who can get into the paint at will, beat her person and force the help ‘D’ to get to her, then find the open person at will,” Anglin said. “And a lot of college coaches expressed to me that that’s what they really like about her.”

Hughey joins a 2014 Towson recruiting class that includes Westlake forward Shanae Butler and Calvert center Rebekkah Brunson. That class will play a career’s worth of home games at the Tigers’ new 5,200-seat SECU Arena, which opened officially in August and seems to be serving as a major draw for some of the area’s top talent from both the men’s and women’s game.

“[Towson’s] not too far, but not too close either. My mom’s really happy she’ll be able to see me play,” Hughey said before adding, with a laugh, “but I’m not going home too much.”

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