Florida State basketball will have their final live action of the pre-season before the start of the regular season tonight. The Seminoles will take on Florida College in the annual Aubry Boyd game in the Tucker Center on Friday night.
Boyd played for the ‘Noles from 1988 to 1991 where he averaged 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds a game in his collegiate career. After a promising senior season he moved back home to Macon, Georgia and in 1995 he was caught in an accident that lead him to be a paraplegic. Boyd was playing in a pickup football game where he was hit in an awkward area, breaking the fourth vertebrae in his neck.
FSU has made sure to take care of the former Seminole, providing him with thousands of dollars in relief funds while giving the ‘Nole family a chance to donate to the foundation in every annual matchup.
Admission to the game is completely free and there is no ticket required to be seated or park at the Tucker Center.
To make donations toward the foundation visit 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
In Florida State’s first live action of the preseason, they blew out Mississippi College by a score of 94-51. Returners Rayquan Evans and Malik Osborne led the Seminoles. Evans led all scorers with 17 points. Osborne posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards.
Newcomer Caleb Mills had 11 points and a team-high five assists. Freshmen Jalen Warley and Matthew Cleveland each had eight points. Tanor Ngom and Wyatt Wilkes each poured in double digit points. As a team, the Seminoles shot 61.3% from the field.
Tonight’s game will not be televised, but you can follow the comment section for live updates from the Tucker Center. We’ll also have periodic updates on our Twitter. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM.