We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Langston Boyd of Concord Academy.
We’ve covered Boyd in every possible setting, including in our “Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024,” where we stated, “In terms of polish and ready-now players, one would be hard-pressed to find many freshmen more capable than Boyd. He already showcases a full game on both ends of the floor and is able to reliably adapt to various roles, whether operating as the primary offensive option or finding opportunities within the flow of the team structure. Even for a program as loaded as North Meck, Boyd should easily be able to emerge as a useful contributor as soon as this season, but certainly going forward. He’s smart, mature, and simply understands how to make the right play with consistency. Boyd is a quality defender, rebounder, and well-rounded athlete that should only become more and more productive over time.”
Following the article, Boyd ultimately opted to transfer to Concord Academy—where he would emerge as the only freshman on the roster to receive significant minutes. Unsurprisingly, his polish and advanced physical tools allowed the young guard prospect to have no issue asserting himself as a productive varsity player. He’s strong, tough, and very athletic with the necessary IQ and skillset to make his presence felt in a variety of different roles. Boyd can operate as a useful creator or find opportunities without the ball in his hands. He’s a quality defender with sharp instincts and the understanding of how to outwork his assignment defensively and on the glass. Additionally, Boyd seemed to consistently produce over the summer—regardless of team or surrounding personnel. Expect him to continue shining as a major piece for Concord Academy over the foreseeable future.