Boyd named to All-America team
Mar 26, 2012 | 6169 views | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After helping guide the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to its second straight Northeast Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, junior Julian Boyd has been selected to the Lou Henson All-America Team. The team, presented by College Insider, is made up of the top 25 mid-major players in the country.

Boyd, the NEC Player of the Year and a finalist for the Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of the Year Award, averaged 17.4 points per game to place fourth in the NEC. His 9.3 rebounds per game were second in the league and rank 33rd in the country.

The San Antonio native averaged 17.9 points and 9.8 rebounds in conference contests. Boyd reached double figures in scoring on 31 occasions and topped the 20-point mark 11 times, including a season-high 29 against Saint Peter’s on Deccember 17.

The 6-foot-7 forward led the Blackbirds in rebounding 21 times and became the first LIU player in 23 years to grab 20 boards in a game when the swept a career-high 20 off the glass to go along with 21 points at Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb.uary 23.

A two-time NEC Player of the Week, Boyd scored his 1,000th career point against Fairleigh Dickinson on January 12. He shot 55.7 percent from the floor, which ranks sixth in the league and 24th in the nation.

The 2009 NEC Rookie of the Year was also named to the All-NEC First Team for the second straight year. In addition, Boyd earned his second consecutive spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 18 First Team.

The Blackbirds went 25-9, compiling 25 or more wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 70 years. LIU was 16-2 in NEC play for the second straight season, matching a program record for league wins.

The two-year winning percentage of .889 was a conference record. The Blackbirds have won 27 straight games at home, which stands as the second-longest active streak in the nation behind Kentucky (52 games).
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