GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's basketball freshman Tyrone Outlaw (Roxboro, N.C./Person County) was named the Most Valuable Player of the East-West All-Star game Monday night at the Greensboro Coliseum in leading the East All-Stars to the 107-84 victory. Additionally, freshman guard Clay Byrd (Connelly Springs, N.C./East Burke) turned in a strong performance for the West All-Stars.
Outlaw, an All-State selection, came off the bench for the East All-Stars and scored 16 points in 20 minutes of action. He connected on 7-of-10 from the field, including hitting both three-pointers he attempted, while also grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out five assists. His played helped the East All-Stars pull away in the second half as it out-scored the West All-Stars 63-48. Additionally, Outlaw's father, Tyrone, was named the game's MVP in 1995.
Byrd, also an All-State selection, started for the West All-Stars and scored 16 points in just 18 minutes of action. He connected on 6-of-11 from the field, including 4-of-9 from three-point land.
The East-West All-Star Game is held by the North Carolina Coaches Association and features players who have just graduated from high school.
Outlaw and Byrd will join the Spartans on their foreign trip in two weeks when UNCG travels to Spain Aug. 8-17. The Spartans will play five games during the trip and fans can follow along on www.uncgspartans.com.