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Duke’s Boykin Out For The Season

Mikayla Boykin Duke Spectacular Magazine

DURHAM, NC – Duke women’s basketball freshman guard Mikayla Boykin will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season after suffering a left knee injury in the Blue Devils’ 101-30 win over Winthrop Sunday, Dec. 10.

Boykin started the first eight contests of the season and averaged 4.6 points, 3.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game.  The 5-9 guard from Clinton, N.C., opened her collegiate career on the road at Grand Canyon with a season-high 12 points and was a preseason ACC Newcomer Watch List selection.  Boykin was the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of North Carolina as a senior at Clinton H.S., while averaging 37.4 points, 13.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists, 5.6 steals.

Duke returns to action Tuesday, Dec. 19 following final exams as the Blue Devils host Maine at 7 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game will be aired live on ACC Network Extra.

In case you missed it, check out the freshman phenom in our Freshman Focus.


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Lawrence Davis III
Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13

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