SPARTANS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF RICHMOND GUARD BOYD
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s men’s basketball coach Aaron Muhic officially announced the commitment of shooting guard Nigel Boyd (Richmond, B.C.) Tuesday.
The 6-foot-3 graduate-to-be of Steveston-London Secondary comes to TWU after an impressive Grade 12 campaign in which he led his team to the provincial AAA championship game.
His team’s run to the title tilt was highlighted by Boyd’s 36-point effort in a semifinal victory over Rick Hansen. Boyd capped his high school career by averaging 17 points and six rebounds per game in his final season. For his efforts, he was named the Richmond Senior Boys League MVP and was a second team all-star at the provincial tournament.
“Nigel has the ability to be a high-level athlete in the CIS,” Muhic said. “He is a proven high-level basketball player and he knows how to win. His leadership skills and athletic ability will be a great addition to the Spartans. Coach Mike Stoneburgh at Steveston-London has built a great program and I know that Nigel will be able to compete right away. He will be a great fit within our Complete Champions Approach as he has a strong work ethic and does well to balance his studies and athletics.”
Stoneburgh added: “It was a privilege to coach Nigel for the past three years at Steveston-London. He set the career scoring record last year at SLSS after finishing with 1727 points. He is a great kid who is always working on improving every aspect of his game, which makes him a very tough player to play against.”
Boyd plans to study linguistics at TWU.
“I chose to come to TWU because I want to be part of a Christian community, while getting a great education and playing basketball,” Boyd said. “I can’t wait to get things going in the fall.”