DES MOINES, Iowa – Joe Boyd, a 6-9 power forward from Scottsdale, Ariz., has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Drake University men’s basketball program, head coach Mark Phelps announced Wednesday.
“We are extremely excited to announce the signing of Joe Boyd, who will join us as a freshman at Drake in the fall of 2013,” head coach Mark Phelps said. “He comes to Drake with demonstrated success, a proven winning mentality and a talent level that will enhance our basketball program.”
Boyd is the top rated power forward prospect in the state of Arizona where he is entering his senior season at Chaparral High School. A three-star recruit according to scout.com, he missed his junior season due to injury, but participated in the Reebok All-American Breakout Challenge this past summer where he was rated as one of the top forward/centers at the event.
He is regarded by recruiting analysts as one of Arizona’s most skilled post prospects with a talented face-up game and the capacity to play anywhere from the low block to the three-point arc. He is also considered a strong and active rebounder that runs the floor and passes at a high level.
“Joe exemplifies the type of student-athlete we want to recruit at Drake,” Phelps said. “He excels in the classroom and is a young man of character and integrity that has a chance to make an immediate impact in our program.”