Greyhound sophomore Zach Byrd has committed to play basketball at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, for the 2020-21 season.
Byrd was the 11th player in program history to earn All-Region honors in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, capturing All-Region Second Team honors both years. The two-time All-State player from West Memphis High School averaged 9.2 points, a team-high 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, good for second on the team. He also shot 57.6% from the field, a team-leading 45.8% from the three-point line and 67.6% from the free throw line.
In addition, the 6'3" combo forward started 32 of 32 games as a sophomore and set the school rebounding record with 20 boards in a single game -- and another game of 17 rebounds -- while also tying the single-season rebounding average with 8.2 rebounds in 32 contests.
He will be leaving after helping the Greyhounds to a 47-17 record over the last two seasons that saw the program win back-to-back NJCAA Region 2 titles.
The University of the Ozarks competes in the American Southwest Conference of NCAA Division III and is coming off an 8-17 record in Head Coach Travis Carruthers' third season.