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Derrick Byars
Full Name: Derrick JaVaughn Byars
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 220
Birthdate: April 25, 1984 (Memphis, Tenn.)
High School: Ridgeway HS (Memphis, Tenn.)
College: Virginia, Vanderbilt
 

Virginia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 31 16 74 167 .443 23 36 .639 31 82 .387 89 26 23 5 202 6.50
2003-04 31 18 85 182 .467 37 54 .685 25 62 .402 105 37 19 6 232 7.50
Totals 62 34 159 349 .456 60 90 .667 56 144 .389 194 63 42 11 434 7.00
Vanderbilt
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 30 30 131 271 .483 48 67 .716 63 143 .441 107 96 29 7 373 12.4
2006-07 34 34 206 451 .457 86 121 .711 79 212 .373 165 116 48 4 577 17.0
Totals 64 64 337 722 .467 134 188 .713 142 355 .400 272 212 77 11 950 14.8

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a senior. Also named to All-SEC First Team by AP. Finished up his career at Vanderbilt after spending his first two seasons at Virginia. Sat out the 2004-05 season under NCAA transfer rules.

Senior (2006-07): Started all 34 games for Vanderbilt. Averaged a career-high 17.0 point. Scored 20 or more points 11 times, including a career-high 32 points in a win over South Carolina. Had 17 points and five assists in Sweet 16 loss to Georgetown and scored 27 points in second-round win over Washington State in the NCAA Tournament. Recorded two double-doubles, including an 18-point, 12-rebound performance against Wake Forest.

Junior (2005-06): Started all 30 games for the Commodores, averaging 31.5 minutes. Ranked second in the SEC in three-point shooting percentage (.441), making 63-of-143 attempts. Finished second on the team in scoring at 12.4 ppg. Led the Commodores in assists (3.2 apg).

Sophomore (2003-04): Started 18 of 31 games, averaging 20.9 minutes. Averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Scored in double figures 11 times. Scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including a trio of three-pointers at Loyola Marymount. Recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds against Coastal Carolina.

Freshman (2002-03): Started 16 of 31 games, averaging 20.9 minutes. Averaged 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Scored a season-high 20 points and swiped five steals coming off the bench in a 72-65 win over Gardner-Webb.

Strengths: Extremely versatile player at both ends of the floor. Combines solid athleticism with a nice feel for the game. Shoots a high percentage from the three-point line.

Personal: Son of Barbara and David Byars. Has fours siblings, including brothers David Byars (33), Darryle Byars (35) and sisters Desiree Anderson (34) and Bridget Byars (20). Majoring in sociology. Nickname is "Dee Bee.


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