Winford Boynes

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Winford Boynes
Personal information
Born (1957-05-17) May 17, 1957 (age 61)
Greenville, South Carolina
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolCapitol Hill (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
CollegeSan Francisco (1975–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career1978–1987
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number34, 6
Career history
19781980New Jersey Nets
1980–1981Dallas Mavericks
1986–1987Nice BC
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,478 (8.4 ppg)
Rebounds363 (2.1 rpg)
Assists207 (1.2 apg)
Stats at

Winford Gladstone Boynes III[1] (born May 17, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was a 6'6" (198 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) guard and played collegiately at the University of San Francisco from 1975–1978.[2]

Boynes was the 13th selection in the 1978 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.[3] The Nets had acquired the pick from the New York Knicks, along with Phil Jackson on June 8, 1978, in exchange for the Houston Rockets' 1978 first-round draft choice (Micheal Ray Richardson) and the Nets' 1979 first-round draft choice (Vinnie Johnson).[4] In two seasons from 1978 to 1980, he played 133 games for the Nets, averaging 9.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. In 1980, Boynes was made available in the NBA expansion draft in which he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks.[4] He was part of the starting lineup for the Mavs' first NBA game in 1980, in which he top-scored with 21 points in a 103–92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.[5]

He played for Fenerbahçe from Turkey in 1983–84 season in Turkish Basketball League.[6]


  1. ^ Winford Boynes profile,
  2. ^ Winford Boynes profile,
  3. ^ 1978 NBA Draft,
  4. ^ a b New Jersey Nets: Trade History,
  5. ^ MAVERICKS: Mavs History,
  6. ^ Fenerbahçe-Efes Pilsen rivalry

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