Earl Boykins

Earl Boykins
Earl Boykins Bucks.jpg
Boykins with the Milwaukee Bucks, in 2011
Personal information
Born (1976-06-02) June 2, 1976 (age 42)
Cleveland, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Listed weight135 lb (61 kg)
Career information
High schoolCleveland Central Catholic
(Cleveland, Ohio)
CollegeEastern Michigan (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–2012
PositionPoint guard
Number7, 5, 11, 12, 6
Career history
1998–1999Rockford Lightning
1999New Jersey Nets
1999Cleveland Cavaliers
1999Orlando Magic
2000Cleveland Cavaliers
20002002Los Angeles Clippers
2002–2003Golden State Warriors
20032007Denver Nuggets
20072008Milwaukee Bucks
2008Charlotte Bobcats
2008–2009Virtus Bologna
2009–2010Washington Wizards
2010–2011Milwaukee Bucks
2012Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards

Earl Antoine Boykins[1] (born June 2, 1976)[2] is a former American professional basketball player. Standing at 5 feet, 5 inches in height, he is the second-shortest player in NBA history behind Muggsy Bogues, who was 5 feet, 3 inches tall. He is currently the head coach for the Douglas County High School varsity basketball team.[3]

Early life

Boykins was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976. As a child his 5' 8" father, Willie Williams, would sneak Boykins into a gym in his gym bag. Boykins grew up playing in recreational leagues with his father and other grown men.[4] Boykins played high school basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic High School where he averaged 24.6 points per game and led the school to a 23–2 record as a senior. In 2015, The Plain Dealer ranked him the best Cleveland-area high school basketball player of the 1990s.[5] Eastern Michigan and Iowa were the only two Division I basketball programs to offer Boykins an athletic scholarship, though Iowa later withdrew its offer.[6][7]

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