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Posted On: 09/10/18 7:00 AM
Alex Boyd continues to work hard on his game this off-season. The solid 6-foot-3 wing continues to hear from high academic college programs around the country, and it’s all from a solid summer of playing basketball – even if the team success with Oregon Basketball Club may not have been as good as he was originally hoping for.
“July was a little tough for us,” Boyd said. “I don’t think we won as many games as we would have liked to in Anaheim or Vegas, but we played hard. I feel like I played well. I did what my coaches needed me to do, and I also tried to expand my game a bit while I played.”
College programs continue to be in touch with Boyd. He’s still wide open with his choices but Pacific Lutheran, Kenyon (Ohio), Colorado College, Oberlin (Ohio), Sarah Lawrence, and Luther (Mass.) College have all been in contact. He’s making plans this fall to make some college campus visits t get a feel for what these programs can offer him.
“My main three categories would be academics, basketball fit, and location,” Boyd said. “I’m visiting Kenyon for sure and we might try to get out to Oberlin some time, but we’re not sure when. I’m also going to some elite camps in California.”
Boyd is in no rush to make any decisions and is currently focused on the upcoming season. He’s been working out multiple times a week with a group led by reknowned local trainer Kumbeno Memory, which includes not only top prep players but some college and professional athletes as well.
“Beno’s a great guy to train with,” Boyd said. “He takes time to teach the game to the kids he works out, and he focuses on getting his players to play to their strengths and instilling a good work ethic in each one of us so that we can take ourselves far with Basketball. He’s been trying to get me to run the floor and to keep moving during scrimmages, and to keep all my motion going towards the rim.”