Athletic Hall of Fame

Earl Boykins

Earl Boykins

Sport(s): Basketball

Graduating Class: 1998

Induction Class: 2013

Four-year starter on the EMU men's basketball team...Led EMU to a four-year record of 87-36, two NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT post-season tournament...In 1997, was named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year after leading the U.S. team to the Gold medal at the 1997 World University Games...In 1998, won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's outstanding senior male basketball player under six-feet tall...In 1998, received honorable mention Division I All-American...Finished the 1998 season, second in the nation in scoring at 25.7 points a game...In 1998, was named the Most Valuable Player in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, after scoring a record 89 points in three games...First-team All-MAC selection twice in the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons, second team in 1995-96 and was named to the All-Freshman Team in 1994-95...Finished his career with 2,211 points, 512 free throws, 759 field goals,181 three points baskets, and EMU all-time record of 624 assists...Played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets...Was the second shortest player in NBA history...On November 11, 2004, scored 32 points in a 117-109 Nuggets' home win over the Detroit Pistons, making him the shortest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points during a game...In 2005, led the NBA Western Conference in Free Throw Percentage...In 2011, his EMU jersey, No. 11, was retired.

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