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#30 Clay Byrd
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 176
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Connelly Springs, N.C.
High School: East Burke
Experience: 1 Letter
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Clay Byrd Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 07/31/2013

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Played in 28 games, including 13 starts … Started the first 12 games of the year … Averaged 5.5 points per game … Connected on 44-of-137 (32.1%) from 3-point land … Led the team shooting 88.2 percent (15-of-17) from the free throw line … Scored a career-high 20 points at Indiana (Nov. 28) as he hit 6-of-11 (54.5%) from 3-point land … Scored 18 points against Longwood (Nov. 21), hitting 6-of-11 from the distance … Scored 12 points at East Tennessee State (Dec. 13), hitting 4-of-8 from long range … Tallied multiple 3-pointers in 13 games … Missed three games due to injury, including the last two of the regular season. 


2013-14 (Freshman)
Played in 11 games to earn his first letter … Scored 24 points off the bench in 49 minutes … Scored a career-high 12 points against Chowan (Nov. 17) … Connected on 4-of-6 from three-point land against Chowan … Finished the season shooting 40 percent (8-of-20) from long range. 


2013 Spain Trip
Played in three of the four games on the Spain trip … Averaged 6.3 points and 1.3 steals per game on the trip … Connected on 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from 3-point land … Scored 14 points against Aragon Select as he was 5-of-9 from the field, including four 3-pointers … Added five points against Catalunya Select.


High School
Four-year letterwinner at East Burke High School for coach Jon Hancock … Two-time Catawba Valley Conference Player of the Year … Named to the Associated Press All-State team as a senior and earned one of just five spots on the All-USA North Carolina Boys All-State team … Two-time North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association District 10 Player of the Year … Three-time All-Greater Hickory selection and a two-time News Herald Burke Country Player of the year … Rated as the No. 19 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 126 shooting guard in the nation according to ESPN.com … Finished his career as East Burke’s all-time leading scorer in program history with 2,274 points … Averaged 26.6 points. 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior leading the Cavs to a 24-6 record … Led team tot eh CVAC 2A regular season title and the conference tournament championship game … Connected on 51 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point land as a senior … Averaged 24.7 points per game, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior when he led East Burke to a 20-8 record.


Personal
Full name is Claiborn Collins Byrd … Born September 23, 1994 … Son of Kerry and Angela Byrd … Has six sisters – Julia, Caroline, Emily, Ruby, Ellen and Elizabeth along with one brother, K.J. … Majoring in pre-kinesiology. 


 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2013-14   11-0  49  4.5  20  .400  20  .400  .000  0.2  24  2.2 
2014-15   28-13  639  22.8  48  149  .322  44  137  .321  15  17  .882  21  23  0.8  44  25  18  155  5.5 
TOTAL  39-13  688  17.6  56  169  .331  52  157  .331  15  17  .882  23  25  0.6  47  26  19  179  4.6 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 20, at Indiana -- 11/28/14 
Rebounds: 3, at Furman -- 01/08/15 ; Furman -- 02/22/15 ; vs Longwood -- 11-21-14 
Assists: 4, vs Youngstown State -- 11/23/14 
Steals: 2, UNCW -- 11/18/14 
Blocks: 1, The Citadel -- 01/05/15 ; Greensboro College -- 11/20/13 
FG made: 7, at Indiana -- 11/28/14 
FG attempts: 13, at Indiana -- 11/28/14 
3FG made: 6 [t-9th], vs Longwood -- 11-21-14 ; at Indiana -- 11/28/14 
3FG attempts: 11 [t-8th], vs Longwood -- 11-21-14 ; at Eastern Michigan -- 11-22-14 ; at Indiana -- 11/28/14 
FT made: 5, ELON -- 12/20/14 
FT attempts: 6, ELON -- 12/20/14 
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