Post by bseballaggie on Mar 27, 2020 7:11:29 GMT -5
It was validated via aggie alumni facebook group post that Aggie legend Eric Boyd passed in Charlotte NC while waiting to have a heart transplant. For lack of a better source or source information the link below is what I got, maybe someone else can make this report better. Eric was one of our best and one of only three to get drafted into the NBA, Sparrow and teammate Joe Binion are the other two.
Post by neighborhoodsuperstar on Mar 27, 2020 9:35:28 GMT -5
If there was ever a Mount Rushmore of Aggie basketball greats, he would be in the discussion. One of my first childhood memories of going to a game in Corbett was watching A&T vs Alabama St in the mid 80's. The game was close at halftime.....but A&T put on a clinic in the 2nd half. I remember Binion dunking and Boyd pulling. Those 2 dudes together, with Jimmie Brown running the point, were lethal. I remember when Binion graduated, I just knew A&T was gonna finally get surpassed by Howard.....but Boyd and Brown kept the Aggie ship of dominance afloat in the MEAC.
As I child, I remember when WFMY used to give the scores at night, I'd be shocked to see a score come up on the screen.....with us losing. Winning was such the norm that it would throw me off-kilter when I saw on the TV or in the newspaper the next morning that we had lost.
Much respect to Eric Boyd for being a key player in guiding A&T to basketball dominance in the 80's.....gone but not forgotten. We gotta honor these dudes when they're among the living.