Former Gators Guard Kenny Boynton finished a workout at the Brooklyn Nets free agent minicamp earlier today. Boynton is one of 32 free agents to participate in the minicamp at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The 23-year-old had a successful career at Florida but went undrafted in last year’s draft. At 6-foot-2, 189 pounds, the Pompano Beach native was one of the most explosive playmakers in the country with quick speed and the talent to score from anywhere on the floor. In the 145 games he played wearing Orange and Blue, Boynton was the second-leading scorer in the history of the Florida basketball program with 2,033 points. He also helped lead the team to three straight elite eight appearnaces and owns the record for 3-pointers made in school history with 333 3-pointers.
After being bypassed in the 2013 NBA Draft, the former four-year starter for Florida accepted an invitation to play for the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League team, but missed the cut for the Lakers 15-man squad. Therefore, Boynton started his professional career playing for Barak Netanya of the Israeli Basketball Super League, the country’s highest division of basketball and most recently joined Hapoel Galil Giboa’s roster, where he averaged 12.3 points per game in 25 games, shooting 33.7 percent from three-point range and 52.5 percent from the floor.
Concerns about Boynton’s size and shot were believed to be the main reasons he wasn’t drafted in 2013, but the University of Florida product continues to strive towards fulfilling his lifelong dream of making an NBA roster.