Nov. 3, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The Florida State men’s basketball team wraps up their two-game exhibition season as it plays host to Saint Leo on Monday Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center in its annual game benefiting the Aubry Boyd Foundation. A donation of $5 will be accepted at the door with all proceeds going to Boyd – a Seminole basketball player from 1988-91.
Florida State students with a valid student ID will be admitted free to the game. Parking is free for the event in the Tucker Center Parking Lot.
The game against Saint Leo is being played to benefit the Aubry Boyd Charitable Foundation marking the 11th consecutive year the Seminoles will help raise funds for Boyd who enjoyed a standout career for the Seminoles. He was injured during a pick-up football game and paralyzed from the neck down in 1995.
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. A regular at most of Florida State’s home basketball games at the Tucker Center, Boyd can often be found behind the Seminole’s bench cheering his team and school to victory.
“Aubry is part of the fabric of our program,” said Hamilton. “He is the type of person we have worked to continue to bring into our program. He is one of the most courageous people I have ever met. His positive attitude towards life is contagious.”
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. 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 and won the Metro Conference Championship, later advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Southern California.