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Byrd Headed to University of the Ozarks

Byrd Headed to University of the Ozarks

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.

                          Zach Byrd