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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2002-03 Virgina

31

44.3

37.8

63.9

0.7

0.2

2.9

0.8

6.5

2003-04 Virgina

31

46.7

40.3

68.5

0.6

0.2

3.4

1.2

7.5

2004-05 Vanderbilt

Did Not Play Transfer Student

2005-06 Vanderbilt

30

48.3

44.1

71.6

1.0

0.2

3.6

3.2

12.4

2006-07 Vanderbilt

34

45.7

37.3

71.1

1.4

0.1

4.9

3.4

17.0

DIV I Totals

126

46.3

39.7

69.8

0.9

0.2

3.7

2.1

10.8

2007 Pre-Draft Scouting Report by Matthew Maurer

Assets
Complete player with good lateral quickness and athleticism … Defensively Byars does a great job staying in front of his man … Fundamentally there are few guards in the draft that have his array of tools … Plays the game with a good level of intensity and toughness … Excellent ball handler who has played point guard several times during his collegiate career … Above average passer with solid court vision … Has legit three point range on his jumper that he can hit with regularity … Great finisher on the break where his body strength and athleticism allow him to finish with some flair … Adequate rebounder who does a good job of getting rebounds out of position … Has the ability work off screens for the quick jumper … Is an explosive scorer who has the mentality and skill to take control of a game … Possesses an NBA ready body that is strong enough to absorb contact and finish … Unselfish almost to a fault as he will often look to pass off to open teammates … Intelligent player with a good feel for the game … Will be viewed as one of the most complete prospects in the draft …

Liabilities
Shot selection at times can be questionable … Would benefit his game if he utilized the mid-range shot more … Settles too much for shooting from the perimeter, mostly from the three point shot … Needs to work on taking care of the ball better as he can get careless … Has a habit of getting out of control on his drives … Needs to move better without the ball; has a tendency to stand around a little … Defensively Byars is solid but can reach a little too much on defense trying to get the quick steal … Doesn’t explode on his first step which could be the reason he doesn’t always get full separation from his defender … Byars isn’t always consistent in games as he can go through periods where he is aggressiveness and domination is variable … Surprisingly, despite his shooting touch, he is a below average free throw shooter ...

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