LA Tech defeated Southern, 85-76
Season opener is Friday, Nov. 14 at Southern
Head coach Michael White and senior forward Michale Kyser addressed the media
Six players scored in double figures
Bulldogs down Eagles, 73-64, to extend home winning streak to 14 games.
High School: Ranked 51st best player in the state of Florida for 2014 by Florida Hoops ... Three-star recruit per Rivals ... Led the Lakewood Spartans to the Florida Class 5A title game where he dropped 28 points and 13 rebounds in the loss ... Was named team MVP for the state tournament ... Averaged 22 points and eight rebounds while shooting 38 percent from three-point range ... Ended up scoring 22 points or more in eight of his final 10 games, including a career-high 34 in a triple-overtime win in the playoffs ... Named first team All-Suncoast, first team All-County and first team all-state by FABC and Source Hoops ... Participated in the Pinellas-Hillsborough All-Star game with fellow Bulldog Dayon Griffin where he had a team-high 18 points and won the dunk contest ... Averaged 17 points and seven rebounds per game his sophomore year, earning all-county honors ... Missed most of his junior year due to a neck injury ... Participated in the 2013 Reebok Breakout Classic that hosted 120 of the nation's top high school basketball players.
Personal: Full name is Jacobi Boykins ... Nickname is `Cobi' ... Son of Yolanda Ivey ... One sister, Precious ... Born Feb. 11, 1995 in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Florida Gulf Coast and Jacksonville.