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Baylor Basketball JUCO Commit Noah Boyed Requests NLI Release

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Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears are losing one of their incoming prospects in the Class of 2024, with power forward Noah Boyed requesting release to re-opening his recruitment.

Boyed, a 7-foot forward from McCook Community College, is one of the top JUCO prospects in the country.


On Friday, Boyed released a statement on his decision, saying, “With recent developments at Baylor University, I am respectfully requesting my release from the basketball program to explore other opportunities. I want to express my sincere gratitude to Coach Scott Drew for believing in me and providing me an opportunity with the opportunity to be a part of the team. While this decision is not easy, I am eager and excited to see what the future holds for me, both on and off the court. Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.”

A talented player in the Class of 2024, Boyed chose the Bears over offers from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UAB, and Washington State. Last season at McCook, Boyed posted some impressive numbers. The 7-footer averaged a near double-double over 31 games played, averaging 10.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Part of Boyed’s decision to transfer is likely due to a recent change in scenery for long-time Baylor assistant coach Alvin Brooks III. Brooks was Boyed’s lead recruiter at Baylor and was recently hired to fill the same role on Mark Pope’s staff at Kentucky. Regardless, Baylor will now have a new spot to fill ahead of the 2024-25 season.

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