Boyd calls it quits

26 March 2012 / 17:44

Great Britain international Flinder Boyd has announced his retirement from professional basketball after giving up on his Olympic dream.

The 32-year-old, capped 34 times and a member of the EuroBasket squad in 2009, has been battling numerous injuries and conceded he was not in the running to make the final squad this summer.

"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," Boyd said.

"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."

Boyd had begun this season with the Leicester Riders but left the team earlier this year, citing personal reasons.