Boyce played high school at Proviso East in Maywood, Illinois, along with future NBA draft picks Michael Finley and Sherrell Ford. Boyce played collegiately at the University of Colorado and was selected with the 13th pick in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He played with the Hawks for parts of two seasons from 1996 to 1997, averaging 2.6 points in 30 total games.
Boyce later played in the CBA for the Albany Patroons and became head coach of the Chicago Throwbacks of the ABL.
Boyce is currently the head basketball coach at Proviso East. His team finished with a 32-1 record in 2011-12 and a 29-5 record in 2012-13. Both teams lost in the IHSA tournament to the Jabari Parker-led Simeon Wolverines (in the state title game in the former year, and the state semi-final in the latter.)
Donnie also gave of his time to be involved in the “Pirate Pride” project.