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LaVell Boyd
Player Profile:
LaVell Boyd 2384140
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Farragut Academy
Other College: South Suburban CC

2015-16: Played in all 31 games (30 starts) in his first season with the program … Earned a spot on the WAC All-Newcomer Team … Second-leading scorer at 14.1 points per game … Drained a team-high 81 shots from beyond the 3-point arc … Shot 43 percent (149-for-345) from the floor, 42 percent (81-for-193) from 3-point range and a team-best 81 percent (59-for-73) from the foul line … Sank at least three triples in 14 contests … Scored in double figures in 24 games and went over 20 points seven times … Grabbed at least five rebounds seven times … Dished out at least three assists in 11 games, including a stretch of five straight from Nov. 25-Dec. 8 … Averaged 32.8 minutes per game, the second-most on the squad … Scored 25 points with seven treys in NCAA debut at Minnesota (11/13) … Registered a career-high 26 points with five rebounds and four assists in the regular season finale at Chicago State (3/5) to earn WAC Player of the Week recognition … Finished with 25 points and a career-best 10 field goals at South Dakota (12/8) … Scored 23 points with a career high seven free throws vs. New Mexico State (3/11) in the WAC Tournament … Finished with 22 points and a career-high seven rebounds vs. Chicago State (1/30) … Dished out a career-best five assists vs. UT Rio Grande Valley (2/13) … Finished with four blocks … Played at least 35 minutes in 11 games with a career-high 39 minutes at Seattle U (2/6). 

2014-15 (South Suburban CC): An NJCAA first-team All-American and Region IV Player of the Year after starting all 33 games at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois ... Ranked 15th in the nation in scoring with 21.3 points per game ... Shot 44 percent (226-for-520) from the floor ... Played both point guard and shooting guard for head coach John Pigatti … Hit 2.9 triples per game and shot 41 percent (97-for-238) from beyond the arc … Also averaged 5.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals, had a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio and shot 86 percent (154-for-180) from the foul line, which ranked seventh nationally … Led the team to a 21-12 overall record and was named to the region all-tournament team while helping the squad finish second in the conference.

2013-14 (South Suburban CC): Played in 35 games (eight starts) ... Averaged 3.5 points, 1.9 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game ... Played 3.4 minutes per contest ... Shot 39 percent (40-for-103) from the floor and 76 percent (35-for-46) from the free throw line.

High School: Team captain as a senior at Farragut Academy in Chicago ... Earned third-team all-city honors … As a junior, helped the team to a conference championship ... Played at the same high school as former NBA star Kevin Garnett, current Brooklyn Nets head coach Tony Brown, WBA heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell and Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.

Personal: Born June 28, 1994 in Chicago ... Son of Lamonda Woodfork and Mandel Boyd ... Has three siblings, Mandel Boyd, Jr., Latrell Boyd and Ariel Woodfork ... Looks at his father, Mandel, as his mentor ... Nicknamed "Pep" ... Majoring in Criminal Justice ... Enjoys being around his family and writing music ... Favorite part of Kansas City is the Country Club Plaza, which is located only a mile from the UMKC campus ... Favorite professional athletes are Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas ... Favorite professional teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls ... Favorite musician is G Herbo ... Also recruited by Bowling Green, Chicago State, Florida A&M, Grand Canyon, Sam Houston State and UT Rio Grande Valley.

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