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Donnie Boyce Takes Proviso East Down Memory Lane, and So Far, Undefeated

March 9, 2012 08:30 AM
21 years after helping Chicago Proviso East win a state title as one of the "Three Amigos," rookie coach Boyce guides Pirates toward unbeaten season.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

By: Paul Bowker |

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Donnie Boyce is home again. And what a nostalgic ride at Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.) it has become this season for Pirates head coach Boyce, a former NBA player and the third-leading scorer of all time at the University of Colorado.

The Pirates, ranked No. 12 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25, are 28-0 entering an Illinois Class 4A sectional semifinal tonight against Roselle Lake Park. They are five wins away from achieving the school's first state championship in boys basketball since back-to-back Class AA titles in 1991 and ‘92.

Boyce was a part of the Proviso East "Three Amigos" squad that delivered a 32-1 record and a 65-55 win over Peoria Manual in the 1991 championship game. And don't think for a second that the 1991 team doesn't come up in Boyce's conversations with his team at Proviso East basketball practices. Read more…,-and-so-far,-undefeated.htm




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