BOISE -- Three weeks after Mountain View girls basketball standout Destiny Slocum signed a letter of intent to play at University of Maryland, the Terrapins are already working on a plan to bring her back home, according to head coach Brenda Frese.
"I already had that conversation in the gym this past summer with a Boise State assistant," Frese told The Press Box on ESPN Boise on Monday. "Obviously they have to say yes, and they seem pretty committed."
Frese detailed it is a goal of the Terrapins program every year - to organize a couple of games near the hometowns of where her players have family.
The unique thing about Destiny's situation is that she is the only player on the Terrapins roster that was raised west of the Mississippi River.
"We're really excited. We're coming out next year to Las Vegas to get her closer to home," Frese said. "We're really committed in terms of bringing her back to the West Coast as much as possible."
"In her four years, we definitely want to get a game back in Boise to be able to truly take her back home," Frese continued. "We're really committed in terms of bringing her back to the West Coast as much as possible."
The game would be a significant one for Boise State. Maryland is currently ranked No. 6 in the NCAA and is the defending champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In addition, the Terrapins won the 2006 National Championship and have been to the Final Four in each of the last two seasons.
In the 2016 recruiting class, Slocum was considered one of the best high school prospects in the country. She was listed as the 7th best prep player by HoopGurlz, a ranking report on ESPN.com.
Slocum recently led Mountain View to their second straight 5A state championship. She averaged 27.3 points per game at state, and broke the tournament scoring record with 85 total points in three games.
Frese is hopeful that Slocum can make a similar type of impact at Maryland.
"She has really high goals and aspirations of wanting to compete in a Final Four and to win a National Championship," Frese said. "I love her edge. Very few kids want to come in and want to beat UConn. Those are the kinds of kids I want."