Boykin Will Stay Close To Home

One of the top small forwards in the west decided Wednesday that he will play in the Big West Conference...

Shelton Boykin, 6-4 SR SF Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, committed to Long Beach State on Wednesday. Boykin is an outstanding athlete, with a great motor, and a ton of upside. He was terrific in July and his commitment to Long Beach State is quite a coup for 49er's Coach Dan Monson.

I spoke with Boykin Wednesday night and asked him why he chose Long Beach State.

"It's near home and I feel real comfortable there," said Boykin. "I love the situation."

Prior to reaching his decision, Boykin said he was also hearing from SMU, USC and DePaul, among other programs.

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