ROCKVILLE – Springbrook High School senior basketball standout Marcus Boyd had a blast competing in the Montgomery County All-Star Game last week at Montgomery College.
Boyd, a 6-foot-7 forward/center, was among six players who scored in double figures to lead the visitors to a 128-118 victory over the home team.
“I just wanted to come out here and have fun with my teammates,” said Boyd who finished with 12 points in the win.
Although Paint Branch guard Kendall Morton scored a game-high 26 points, the visitors also got strong performances from B-CC’s Tyjhai Byers (19 points), Whitman’s Shaq Diboti-Lobe (18 points), Springbrook’s Falu Seck (16 points) and Einstein’s Jordan Reed who finished with 10 points in the win.
The game featured typical all-star game flair with dunks and some razzle dazzle to go along with deft outside shooting.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Boyd, who averaged 14.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game during the season. “It’s not as much pressure as a real game.”
Boyd, who played in only 16 games with the Blue Devils this season, also registered 39 blocked shots and converted fifty percent of his field goals this season.
“He’s got mid-major D-1 potential,” said Springbrook head coach Darnell Myers, who coached the visiting team. “I think he’s a good player. He’s got great hands. He knows how to get around the basket and he’s got great moves inside. He can go out and shoot it for a big man so I think he’s going to be a good player.”
Meanwhile, the home team was led by Seneca Valley’s Quentin Twyman who finished with 20 points. Clarksburg’s Andrew Kostecka (16 points), Richard Montgomery’s Daniel Alexander (15 points), Rockville’s Ben Wiebusch (13 points), Quince Orchard’s Damon Daniel (12 points), Northwest’s Tyrell Richardson (12 points) and Gaithersburg’s Andy Kwiatkowski (11 points) also scored in double figures for the home team.
Boyd has also been selected to participate this weekend in the Buffalo Wild Wings Roundball Classic in Hagerstown.
“I heard the competition is pretty good,” said Boyd. “I heard it’s similar to this [Montgomery County All-Star Game] so it will be nice.”