Terry Boykin is a native of Detroit, Michigan who played for Detroit Catholic Central High School under the instruction of Michigan High School coaching legend and veteran Five-Star Basketball Camp counselor, Bernie Holowicki. As a member of the team, Boykin shared in a city Catholic League Championship and three district titles. As an individual player, he was named Detroit Free Press Catholic League Player of the Year, all area, all city, all metro and all state, as well as Honorable Mention McDonald’s All American.
After graduating from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1989, he was awarded a scholarship to Austin Peay State University. He served as the point guard for the Governors and was a two-year captain. Terry was known as a smart, fundamentally sound player with a High basketball IQ.
During the middle of his junior season at Austin Peay, Terry suffered a severe ankle injury that almost ended his basketball career. He underwent two surgeries and had to sit out the entire next season. It was during this time that Terry learned the true meaning of HARD WORK as he underwent a vigorous rehabilitation program. He also had the opportunity to get his priorities in order and focus on getting his college degree.
The last year of his eight year career in corporate America, he began training local high school and college players for fun and volunteering his basketball expertise at high schools and middle school in Clarksville, TN.
Being involved in the atmosphere of the game again gave him a renewed passion to teach young kids the fundamentals of the game and life skills through basketball. He began the Advanced Guard Camp in the summer of 2005. In a year’s time, it grew to be one of the hottest camps on the summer circuit, touching three states: Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.
Terry created Playmaker Basketball Academy to teach youth how to make plays on and off the court. He has a burning desire to help bring out the best in young student-athletes. Terry wants to teach young basketball players the importance of being balanced on the court but more importantly he wants them to have a balanced lifestyle.