- National Teams
Great Britain point guard Flinder Boyd has announced his retirement from basketball.
The 32 year old floor general has represented GB since 2008, making 34 appearances and being an integral part of the side that will be competing at the Olympics this summer. However, he was a surprise cut last summer, losing his spot to the unexpected competition from Devon van Oostrum & Andrew Lawrence.
Talking to GB basketball today, the 6’0″ Boyd said:
“I’ve been struggling with injuries for a while and was hanging on to try to make the Olympics, but when I got word I wouldn’t make the cut I decided it was time to move on.
“I’ve had 10 great years in the sport and loved my time in Europe, but especially my time with GB. We had a great team in 2008 which earned EuroBasket berth and we did it again in 2010; these were some of my favourite memories.”
Despite not being a part of the squad this summer, he said he will no doubt be following and supporting:
“I’ll be cheering on the boys as fervently as anyone this summer, I know we’ll have a great showing. I have seen first-hand the amount of work that’s gone into it.”
Boyd went on to say he will complete his master’s degree in urban geography whilst working on a novel based on his overseas career.
Most recently he was playing with Leicester Riders in the BBL, but left earlier this season due to personal reasons.
Hoopsfix wants to say a masssive thank you to Flinder for his service over the years and wishes him all the best for the future!
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