Best of Boston

BEST Athlete, amateur

1999 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Wayne Turner

One of the great, virtually untold stories in local sports, Turner grew up on Mission Hill, got financial aid to attend the Beaver Country Day School in Newton, and was recruited by Rick Pitino at the University of Kentucky, where… read more»

1987 BEST Athlete, Amateur

John Bosa of Boston College and Reggie Lewis of Norhteastern University

Bosa, the Eagles’ defensive end, was a first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins. Lewis, the Huskie forward, will be wearing the green for the Celtics. read more»

1985 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Ray Flynn

Basketball or running, Mayor. You’ve got to choose. read more»

1984 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Doug Flutie, Boston College

Most exciting quarterback in America. read more»

1983 BEST Athlete, Amateur

Joan Benoit

Her marathon win was comparable to Bob Beamon’s legendary Olympic long jump. read more»