Austin Boucher is back at North Side.
The News-Sentinel has learned that the junior is back taking classes at North and will be eligible to play basketball for the Legends his senior year.
After playing his first two years of high school basketball at South Side, Boucher transferred to North Side last summer. After South Side did not sign off on the 6-foot-1 guard to be immediately eligible for competition, the case was sent to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, which declared Boucher ineligible for competition.
Boucher attended St.JamesPrep School in Hagerstown, Md. for much of his junior year, playing for the basketball team there. With St. James on a trimester system, Boucher chose to return to North Side following the most recent semester's completion.
As a sophomore with the Archers, Boucher was one of the best pure scorers in the area. His final game with South was a 54-point effort in sectional play against Muncie Central on March 4, 2016, the fifth-most points ever scored in an Indiana high school tournament game.
Boucher will partner with junior-to-be Keion Brooks Jr. and senior-to-be Brandan Johnson next season as North Side will look to have another exceptional season after this year's Class 4A runner-up finish.