Is very physically strong ... is strongest guard to come into Duke ... is one of the best passing guards, has Chelsea Gray like vision on the court ... outstanding range with an excellent three-ball ... has a killer mentality and is not afraid of anything.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2018-19):
Missed the first seven contests of the season recovering from a torn ACL ... once returning, saw action in only eight contests ... reinjured her knee against Maimi on Jan. 17, 2019 and missed the remainder of the season ... made five starts ... scored double-digits in four of the eight games played ... averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals ... dished a career-high 11 assists against Georgia Tech, which matched a Duke freshman record and was the most by a freshman in the ACC in 2018-19 ... turned in a season-high 13 points at ninth-ranked NC State as she drained three three-pointers in the first half ... collected a career-high five steals against UNLV in her first game of the season.
As a Freshman (2017-18):
Played in the first 10 contests, while making eight starts ... sidelined with a torn ACL in her left knee in the Winthrop contest on Dec. 10 ... scored a career-high 12 points in the season opener at Grand Canyon ... a preseason ACC Newcomer Watch List selection ... hit 6-of-18 three-pointers ... dished 32 assists to only 20 turnovers for a 1.6 assist/turnover ratio ... drained 10-of-14 free throws for a 71.4 percentage ... dished a career-high seven assists against High Point ... averaged 4.6 points, 3.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 10 games ... drained two big three-pointers to start the game against 17th-ranked Oregon State.
No. 5 (All Star Girls Report), No. 20 (espnW HoopGurlz/Girls Basketball Report), No. 18 (Blue Star Report), No. 40 (Prospects Nation)
Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year ... North Carolina Miss Basketball ... American Family Insurance All-USA North Carolina Girls Basketball First Team .. helped lead her Clinton H.S. squad to the North Carolina 2A State Championship and received Kay Yow State Championship game MVP with 31 points ... Most Outstanding Player of the Carolina All-Star Basketball Classic ... averaged 37.4 points, 13.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists, 5.6 steals, as a senior ... named High School OT Female Athlete of the Year ... received the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsmanship Award in 2016-17 ... two-time MaxPreps Player of the Week ... 2016-17 MaxPreps Girls Basketball All-American Fifth Team ... earned the NCHSAA Performance of the Week Award ... NCBCA & District 4 Player of the Year ... First Team NCBCA All-State ... District 4 First Team All-District ... Four County Conference Player of the Year ... Four County All-Conference ... Sampson County Player of the Year ... First Team All-County ... received the John Wall Holiday Invitational MVP ... tied the state record with three quadruple-doubles ... set the North Carolina single-season scoring record with 1,159 points ... broke the state single-game scoring record twice with 62 and 63 points ... featured a state record three consecutive games with 50 or more points ... her two games with 60 or more points was also a state record ... her five games with 50 or more points and her 428 made field goals were state records ... finished her high school career with 1,845 points in only two seasons due to injuries ... her 31.8 career scoring average ranked second in state history ... her 37.6 points a game as a senior ranks second all-time in North Carolina history, while her 116 three-pointers ranked third ... collected 25 games with 30 or more points and 10 contests with 40 or more ... turned in 28 double-doubles and eight triple-doubles as a senior ... suffered a torn ACL in the summer following her freshman season and had a setback in the spring of 2016 as she was preparing for USA Basketball trials … missed her sophomore and junior seasons of high school with the injuries … an all-district selection as a freshman, after averaging 25.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 7.0 steals and 4.6 assists a contest … notched seven games with 30 or more points, including a career-high 38 on two different occasions … collected 15 double-doubles.
Full name is Mikayla Niyel Boykin … born in Clinton, N.C., on May 18, 1999 … daughter of Timothy & Nicole Boykin … has two brothers, Michael (20) and Marcus (17), along with one sister, Adrianna (13) … her brother, Michael, is a senior on the Barton College men’s basketball team ... member of the CTE Honors Society and Beta Club ... an ACC Honor Roll selection in 2017-18.