Junior college guard from Memphis commits to ETSU

Joe Avento • Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Tray Boyd III, a 6-foot-4 junior college guard from Memphis, has committed to play for the East Tennessee State basketball team. Boyd made his announcement via Twitter.

Boyd played last season at Northwest Florida State, where he averaged 15 points a game and shot 45 percent from 3-point range. He had received an offer from Ole Miss, but ETSU coach Steve Forbes, a former head coach at Northwest Florida, recruited Boyd hard from the start.

Boyd’s tweet simply said “I’m coming JC.” He is expected to sign as early as Wednesday and he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.

After a stellar high school career, during which he set the Olive Branch school record with 13 3-pointers in a game, Boyd began his collegiate career at Union University, where he led the team by averaging 15.7 points per game before transferring to Northwest Florida State.

Boyd will be the second former Northwest Florida State player on ETSU’s roster in the fall, joining Jeromy Rodriguez, a 6-foot-7 junior college All-American who sat out last year with a shoulder injury.

Boyd will join a class that has two all-state guards — Carlos Curtis in Wisconsin and Daivien Williamson in North Carolina — 6-foot-8 junior college forward D’Andre Bernard and transfer Patrick Good, the former David Crockett star who will be eligible after transferring from Appalachian State and sitting out a year.

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