Player Profile: Earl Boykins
#12 EARL BOYKINS
Weight: 133 lbs.
Birthdate : June 2, 1976
College: Eastern Michigan
High School: Central Catholic, Cleveland, OH
NBA Years: 10
Career Transactions: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Signed as a free agent by New Jersey (1/21/99)…Signed by Cleveland to 10-day contract (3/10/99)…Re-signed by Cleveland to a 10-day contract (3/23/99)…Signed by Cleveland for the remainder of the season (4/2/99)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (11/15/99)…Signed by Cleveland to first of two consecutive 10-day contracts (2/8/00)…Re-signed by Cleveland for the remainder of the season (2/28/00)…Signed as a free agent by L.A. Clippers (9/29/00)…Signed as a free agent by Golden State (11/27/02)…Signed as a free agent by Denver (8/18/03)…Traded to Milwaukee along with Julius Hodge in exchange for Steve Blake (1/12/07)…Signed as a free agent by Charlotte (1/31/08)…Signed as a free agent by Washington (11/12/09).
Professionally: Played for Virtus Bologna of the Italian A League in 2008…Finished in the top five in NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting in three straight seasons (fifth in 2005-06, third in 2004-05, fifth in 2003-04)…Has handed out at least 10 assists 12 times…Has nine career double-doubles…Played in the CBA for the Rockford Lightning in 1997-98 and for part of the 1998-99 season before signing with New Jersey on Jan. 21, 1999 … Led the CBA in assists in 1998-99 (9.3) and ranked second in scoring (21.6)…Led the U.S. 22-and-under team to the gold medal at the World University Games in Italy during the summer of 1997, leading the team with a 15.7 ppg average, earning USA Basketball’s Athlete of the Year recognition.
Personally: Full name is Earl Antoine Boykins…Idolized his father, Earl Williams, growing up.