Great news for LIU Brooklyn fans! One important piece of the 2013-14 LIU Brooklyn puzzle was revealed today. LIU Brooklyn forward Julian Boyd was granted his medical waiver request by the NCAA for missing most of his fifth (senior) year of eligibility due to his torn ACL injury he sustained in December. Boyd will be able to return for a sixth year at LIU. Boyd was the 2012 NEC Player of the Year after he averaged 17.4 ppg and 9.3 rpg in his junior season in guiding LIU to their second straight NEC championship and NCAA tournament appearance.
Boyd tweeted the good news out on his twitter feed:
Boyd was averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg before he suffered his injury in a game at Rice back on December 12, 2012. It was widely expected that Boyd would be granted an extra year of eligibility since he had yet to play in thirty percent of LIU’s games since he got hurt in the team’s eighth game of the season (8/30 = 26.6%). If he play in one more game, he would have reach the NCAA thirty percentage threshold for a medical waiver. Read the rest of this entry
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have played 16 of their 30 regular season games thus far. Since the team is now past the midway point of their season, it is good time to get an update on how a few of the Blackbirds’ players are doing on achieving their personal milestones and chasing down some LIU records. Read the rest of this entry
With the new year nearly upon us, its time to reflect and look back at 2012, another magical year for the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team. A 25-9 season calumniating in a second-straight Northeast Conference regular season and tournament championship and a second straight appearance into the NCAA tournament. Time to look back and re-visit the top five LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball games of 2012. Read the rest of this entry
Now that LIU Brooklyn is trying to move forward in a post-Julian Boyd world, at least for the rest of this season, the attention has turned to senior forward Jamal Olasewere. As many coaches and players in the NEC has already known for quite a while, Olasewere can be quite a handful to guard. Read the rest of this entry
A bombshell was dropped before this afternoon’s game between LIU Brooklyn and Manhattan at the Wellness Center. LIU Brooklyn’s star forward Julian Boyd would be gone for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his knee. The Blackbirds only found out their go-to player would be out for the rest of the season yesterday. With only about a day to prepare to go on with the season without what most people would say is their main weapon, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds put together one of the season’s best defensive efforts and shot lights out from the three-point arc in their 75-48 win against Manhattan at the WRAC on Sunday. This continued their winning streak at the WRAC to 31 straight games and brings LIU’s overall winning streak up to five. Read the rest of this entry
For LIU Brooklyn fans and alums, the worst-case scenario has been confirmed before the start of today’s game vs Manhattan. Julian Boyd, the reigning NEC Player of the Year and LIU Brooklyn’s second-leading scorer this season, is out for the season with a torn knee ligament he suffered in the team’s last game vs Rice on Wednesday. Boyd suffered the injury while battling for a loose ball with a Rice player as the ball was heading towards the Rice backcourt. Boyd immediately went down and grabbed on to his knee and looked like he was in serious pain. An MRI he had on Friday confirmed he has a torn ACL.
A couple of weeks ago before the start of the season it was announced that LIU Brooklyn seniors Booker Hucks and Kenny Onyechi were dealing with injuries and would be out an undisclosed period of time. Then last week, we learned that Julian Boyd has been dealing with a nagging bad back and is still rounding into basketball shape which explained for part of the reason why he was getting cramps during LIU’s first two games. Read the rest of this entry