Boykins Named to Preseason All-Conference USA Team

Oct. 20, 2017

RUSTON – In the league’s fifth installment, Louisiana Tech senior Jacobi Boykins was named to the Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference USA Team in a vote by the league head coaches.

The sharpshooter joins fellow teammate DaQuan Bracey as members of the 10-person squad.

Boykins was second on the team last season in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game in route to being selected Third Team All-Conference USA.

He set the program record for most made three-pointers in a single season with 89, shooting a career-best 41 percent from behind the arc. That clip ranked fourth in the league and 36th in the country.

Boykins was arguably the team’s best defender last season. A member of the five-person C-USA All-Defensive Team, he averaged 4.7 boards per contest while also registering a team-best 65 steals which tied for the fourth most in school history.

His average of 2.0 swipes per game was the highest in C-USA and also ranked 25th in the nation.

The lone senior on this year’s roster is on the verge of a couple of milestones – needs 92 points to reach 1,000 for his career and needs just 54 more triples to set the career program record for made threes.

The 2017-18 season tips off on Nov. 10 when LA Tech plays host to UT Tyler.

Season tickets are currently available. Fans interested in purchasing tickets can contact the LA Tech Ticket Office by phone at (318) 257-3631 or by email at techtickets@latech.edu.

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