November 3, 2021 - by
Basketball: Aubry Boyd Game Friday At 6:00 P.M.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The Florida State Men’s Basketball Team, which is picked to finish second in the ACC race this season, plays host to Florida College on Friday November 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the 21st Annual Aubry Boyd game.  Admission and parking for the event are free.

Boyd, a four-year letter winner for the Seminoles from 1988-91, was injured in 1995. In the accident, Boyd broke the fourth vertebrate in his neck, leaving him a paraplegic.

There are multiple was to contribute to the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation.  Feel free to utilize this donation link: http://PayPal.Me/AubryBoyd or mail checks made out to the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation.  Checks should be mailed to Seminole Boosters: Attention Tom Carlson, P.O. Box 1353, Tallahassee, Fla., 32302

Due to university restrictions, cash will not be collected at the game Friday night.

“Aubry Boyd always has been, and continues to this day, to be one of the biggest supporters of our team and our players,” said Head Coach Leonard Hamilton.  “This is an important game for our program, and for each of the players who have had the privilege to play in this game during their careers.  Our current and former players, as well as all of our loyal fans, look forward to this game every year.”

For Carlson, a former Seminole assistant coach who helped recruit Boyd to Florida State, the game to support the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation is one of the highlights of the schedule every season.

“It has become a tradition with the Florida State basketball team and fans to help and support Aubry,” said Carlson.  “Aubry is a true Seminole supports all the sports Florida State.  He is a great fan and was a great basketball star.  He played on some of the greatest teams in school history during his career.”

Boyd signed with the Seminoles as a highly touted recruit from Southwest High School in Macon, GA. and made an immediate impact on the court for Florida State. From 1988-91, Boyd appeared in 116 games and averaged 6.7 points per game during the 1990-91 season. During Boyd’s senior year, he started 31 of 32 games and averaged 11.8 points per game as the Seminoles cruised to a 21-11 record.  The Seminoles won the Metro Conference Championship, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a win over Southern California.

Boyd played on Florida State’s 1988, 1989 and 1991 NCAA Tournament teams.

Since the start of the 2016 season, Florida State is the third winningest team in ACC play with a 115-38 record (.752 winning percentage) and has finished 12th or higher in the national polls in each of the last three seasons (2021, No. 10; 2020, No. 4; 2019, No. 12).  The Seminoles are ranked No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 20 in the preseason AP poll to begin the 2021-22 season.

The Seminoles have made the Donald L. Tucker Center one of the toughest environments for an opponent in college basketball.  Florida State is 77-4 at home in the last five (plus) seasons (.951 winning percentage).  The Seminoles have won 77 of their last 81 games since February 27, 2015.

Florida State defeated Mississippi College, 94-51, in its first exhibition game and plays host to Penn on November 10 at 9:00 p.m. in its regular season opener.

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