Donnie Boyce

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Donnie Boyce
Personal information
Born (1973-09-02) September 2, 1973 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
College Colorado (1991–1995)
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1995–2006
Position Shooting guard
Number 24
Coaching career 2011–present
Career history
As player:
19951997 Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998 Yakima Sun Kings
1998–1999 CSP Limoges
1999–2000 Pico FC
2003–2004 Yakama Sun Kings
2005 Nebraska Cranes
2006 Albany Patroons
As coach:
2011–2015 Proviso East HS
2015–2016 Texas Legends (assistant)
2016–present Proviso East HS
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Donald Nathaniel "Donnie" Boyce (born September 2, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who currently works as head coach for Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois. He played college basketball at the University of Colorado.

Early life[edit]

Boyce played high school at Proviso East in Maywood, Illinois, along with future NBA draft picks Michael Finley and Sherrell Ford. Boyce played collegiately at the University of Colorado, finishing his career in 1995 as the Buffaloes' all-time leading scorer (until Richard Roby surpassed him in 2008).[1]

In September 1993, Boyce was arrested for allegedly taking part in a drug deal outside a fast-food restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. Boyce stated he never took or used drugs.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Boyce was selected with the 13th pick in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks for whom he played for parts of two seasons from 1996 to 1997, averaging 2.6 points in 30 total games.

On an 11-year career, Boyce played in the CBA and USBL and also had playing stints in Argentina and France.

Coaching career[edit]

Boyce began his coaching career in 2011 with his alma-mater, Proviso East. His team finished with a 32-1 record in 2011-12 and a 29-5 record in 2012-13, losing both times in the IHSA tournament to the Jabari Parker-led Simeon Wolverines (in the state title game in the former year, and the state semi-final in the latter.) [3]

On October 19, 2015, Boyce was hired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League to work as an assistant coach.[4]

Boyce was reinstated as Proviso East Head Coach at the beginning of March 2016. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - March 14, 2008 - ESPN – "Colorado's Richard Roby had 18 points to finish his career with 2,001 points, breaking Donnie Boyce's school record by six points."
  2. ^ Players get court time, but it's the wrong kind - legal troubles - College Basketball Report - Column | Sporting News, The | Find Articles at BNET.com
  3. ^ http://ihsa.org/Schools/SchoolDirectory.aspx?url=/data/school/m.htm
  4. ^ "Legends Round out Coaches' Bench". OurSportsCentral.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "O'Brien: Breaking down the top sectional semifinals". suntimeshighschoolsports.com. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 

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