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Monty Boykins Approaching Final Decision

Monty Boykins Approaching Final Decision

Kevin Stallings and staff have hosted a pair of graduate transfer players over the weekend. One of those players was Lafayette College shooting guard Monty Boykins (6-foot-5 inches, 200 pounds). Boykins is immediately eligible and known as an excellent three point shooter. He has narrowed his final decision to Pitt, Penn State and Duquesne.

Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with him about his recent visit.

“My Pitt visit was great. It went until 6:30 PM on Sunday when it was supposed to finish at 5:30 PM so it goes to show you how long and how in depth I was talking with Coach Stallings in the end,” said Boykin. “I think it went pretty great.”

“The facilities are second to none. I was really excited to see what Pitt had to offer. The campus and Peterson Events center were top notch, very cool. When it came to talking with Coach Stallings, I pretty much found out everything I needed to know from him from a basketball and school standpoint. I was very impressed with what he and the University of Pittsburgh have to offer.”

Boykins was asked to elaborate a bit more on his conversations with Coach Stallings. He stated, “We discussed his offense and he would put me in situations to give me shots he knows I can make. He’s done his research extensively on my game and he feels my game fits his system really well. He could help me develop into one of the premier shooters in the ACC next year.”

Now that his visit are complete, is he close to a decision? “Yes, I have finals week this week. As soon as I turn in my final paper, my focus will be on making my final decision. It could happen this week as well.”

Harry G. Psaros can be found on twitter at @PittGuru


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As a grad transfer I guess I’m ok with this offer. We need bodies and a shooter is a shooter. If he or the offense in general can get him open he can hopefully knock some shots down. But coming from the Patriot League playing the Bucknell’s and Lehigh’s of the world to the ACC is a big jump. He tore his ACL last year. His career high was 19 pts against Sacred Heart. Not overly optimistic on what he can contribute next year. At the same time for him to pick PSU or Duquesne over Pitt isn’t a good… Read more »

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