Julian Boyd (basketball)

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Julian Boyd
Personal information
Born (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990 (age 29)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school William Howard Taft
(San Antonio, Texas)
College LIU Brooklyn (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Position Small forward
Career history
2016–2018 London Lightning
2018–2019 KR
Career highlights and awards

Julian Boyd (born February 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player. Boyd played college basketball at Long Island University where he was an All-American. In 2019 he won the Icelandic championship with KR and was also named the Playoffs MVP and the Foreign Player of the Year.

High school

Boyd went to William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he was the San Antonio Express-News player of the year as a senior after averaging 21.6 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.[1] For college, he signed with the Long Island Blackbirds and coach Jim Ferry.

College career

As a freshman in the 2008–09 season, Boyd averaged 10.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, earning Northeast Conference (NEC) Rookie of the Year honors. Following his freshman campaign, Boyd was diagnosed with noncompaction cardiomyopathy. He was forced to sit out the 2009–10 season with a medical redshirt.[2]

Boyd came back the following season, averaging 13 points and 8.9 rebounds per game and leading the Blackbirds to a 27-6 record and NEC regular-season and tournament titles. LIU made the 2011 NCAA Tournament, falling in the second round to number two seed North Carolina. Boyd was named first team All-Conference and Northeast Conference Player of the Year.[1]

In his junior season, Boyd again led the Blackbirds to conference regular season and tournament championships. He was the MVP of the 2012 NEC Tournament, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the championship game against Robert Morris.[3] For the season, Boyd averaged 17.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He was named first team All-NEC and Northeast Conference Player of the Year. At the end of the season, he was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[4]

In the offseason prior to the start of his senior season, Boyd was one of four Blackbirds players suspended following a fight at a campus party.[5] After the school reviewed the matter, the four were reinstated to the team and Boyd and his teammates each received two-game suspensions.[6] However, Boyd's troubles for the season did not end as he tore the Anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in a game against Rice on December 12, 2012, ending his season after only eight games.[7] Boyd was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.[8] In July 2013, Boyd again tore his ACL and was expected to miss most of the 2013–14 season. LIU coach Jack Perri advised that Boyd would return to the Blackbirds' lineup in January 2014 at the earliest.[9] However, Boyd re-tore his ACL for a third time during a non-contact drill in late December 2013[10], officially ending his college career.[11]

Club career

Boyd played for London Lightning of the National Basketball League of Canada from 2016 to 2018. In 2017 he tore his ACL for the fourth time.[12] He returned to the court the following season and averaged 12.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 31 games for the Lightning.[13]

In July 2018, he signed with reigning Icelandic champions KR of the Úrvalsdeild karla.[14] His first game was in the Super Cup where he scored 28 points in KR's 72-103 loss to Tindastóll.[15] In his Úrvalsdeild debut, Boyd had 37 points and 12 rebounds in a victory against Skallagrímur.[16] On 20 December, he scored a season high 39 points along with 13 rebounds in a victory against Breiðablik.[17] In 22 regular season games, Boyd averaged 22.5 points and 9.9 rebounds.[18] On 4 May 2019, he won the Icelandic championship with KR, after beating ÍR in the Úrvalsdeild finals, where he was named the Playoffs MVP.[19] In the finals series he averaged 19.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.[20] After the season he was named the Úrvalsdeild Foreign Player of the Year.[21]


  1. ^ a b "Julian Boyd LIU athletic profile". LIU Blackbirds. 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "LIU's Julian Boyd back on court". ESPN.com. December 30, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Howie Kussoy (March 8, 2012). "LIU wins NEC, Headed to NCAA Tournament". New York Post. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "LIU Brooklyn's Julian Boyd Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention". Northeast Conference. March 27, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Nate Taylor (September 21, 2012). "Four L.I.U. Players Suspended After Being Accused of Assault". The New York Times. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "LIU Brooklyn lifts players' bans". ESPN.com. October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Julian Boyd out for season". ESPN.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "LIU Brooklyn's Julian Boyd Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility". NBCSports.com. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  9. ^ Borzello, Jeff (September 4, 2013). "LIU Brooklyn star Julian Boyd tears ACL for second time in nine months". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  10. ^ Raphielle Johnson (3 January 2014). "LIU Brooklyn's Julian Boyd re-tears ACL, ending his college career". NBC Sports. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  11. ^ Rothstein, Jon (January 3, 2014). "LIU Brooklyn star Julian Boyd tears ACL for second time in nine months". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "The Road to Recovery: Julian Boyd talks his injury history, basketball, and more". collegecourtreport.com. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Julian Boyd til KR". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 19 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  14. ^ "KR búið að semja við Bandaríkjamann". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  15. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (30 September 2018). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: KR - Tindastóll 72-103 - Stólarnir völtuðu yfir KR og eru meistarar meistaranna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  16. ^ Jóhann Ingi Hafþórsson (4 October 2018). "Ég vill vera skemmtikraftur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Tvö lið á toppnum yfir jólin". RÚV (in Icelandic). 20 December 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Úrvalsdeild karla Domino's deild karla (2018-2019 Tímabil) - KR". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  19. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (4 May 2019). "Boyd: „Hópur af strákum sem kann að vinna"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  20. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (4 May 2019). "Boyd valinn bestur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  21. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 May 2019). "Helena og Kristófer valin best annað tímabilið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 May 2019.

External links

  • LIU athletic bio at liuathletics.com
  • Profile at realgm.com
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