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Bengals guard Brandon Boyd enters transfer portal, may return to ISU

March 30, 2019

Idaho State men’s basketball player Brandon Boyd has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, but may finish his college basketball career at ISU. The news was first reported by ESPN.

Boyd, who has led the Bengals in scoring the last two seasons, told the Journal on Saturday that he is “not 100 percent sure” where he will play next season, adding “Idaho state is still looking for a coach, so I am waiting to see what happens with the coaching situation here before I make a full decision,” and that he is “strongly considering coming back to ISU depending on the coaching hire.”

Boyd is the first ISU player to publicly explore other opportunities since it was announced Tuesday that head coach Bill Evans will not have his contract renewed for an eighth season. ESPN reported that if Boyd leaves ISU to play at another school, he’ll do so as a graduate transfer, meaning he would be eligible to play next season.

Any coaches interested in recruiting Boyd can contact him via the transfer portal.

Boyd was ISU’s only player to garner all-Big Sky Conference recognition after the 2018-19 season, earning honorable mention accolades. Boyd was also an honorable mention all-Big Sky player after the 2017-18 campaign, when he was named the league’s top reserve.

The 6-foot-1 guard from Los Angeles ranks 12th in ISU history with 1,244 career points. He is also eighth in ISU history in steals, seventh in free-throw percentage, seventh in 3-pointers made and sixth in 3-pointers attempted. He averages 13.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 94 career appearances.