Posted On: 05/7/16 11:31 AM
A strong, physical 6-foot-7 2017 post player, St. Louis big man Corey Boyd is starting to draw attention from college coaches this spring.
A 6-foot-7 power forward, Boyd was a key piece of a Miller Career Academy squad that went 21-5 this past season. He averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game and shot 60 percent from the field this past season. He also added 44 blocked shots for Career.
“I would say I’m a aggressive rebounding big man, who can finish and attack off the dribble and a great outlet passer and also a good teammate,” Boyd said. “Areas I’m trying to focus on the most is free throws , getting in shape , my mid range shots and all of my post moves.”
Boyd is running this spring with Yanders Law and is averaging 8.3 points and a team-high 5.3 rebounds per game for Yanders Law on the NY2LA circuit and is shooting 51 percent from the field.
“My experience with Yanders Law has been great, especially with being in high demand and the coaches pushing me to play at my best ability every game, and just making me a high demand,” he said. “My highlights are all the big games we have had and how much they believe in me that I will play big and strong.”
Boyd is still looking for his first offer, but is hearing a lot from Southeast Missouri State, Drake, Nebraska-Omaha and South Dakota.
“He is a Division I basketball player with soft hands and touch and everything,” Rob Yanders said. “I would like to see him be a bigger presence on the block for us, but he has done a great job for us.”
Boyd says the person who has had the biggest impact on his basketball career has been his mom.
“She has always had faith in me and has been believing in me since I started playing and has always wanted me to be the best I can be,” he said.
On the court, he says he enjoys watching Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant and Shaquille O’Neal.
“I mainly try to be effective in the paint like Shaq was, and I mainly try to slim down and become all around player like those first three guys,” he said.