Russell Byrd
Russell Byrd

RS Junior

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205


Hometown/High School:
Fort Wayne, Ind./Blackhawk Christian


Post-Game Quotes

Quotes from Tom Izzo, Ken Sugarman, and Russell Byrd


Tom Izzo Press Conference Coverage

MSU head coach Tom Izzo addresses the media following the Spartans NCAA Tournament run.


No. 13 Michigan State Defeats Purdue, 94-79

Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in the win


Michigan State 78, North Florida 48 Post-Game Notes

Post-Game Notes


No. 2 MSU Downs Indiana (PA), 83-45 in Exhibition Finale

Gary Harris puts up 21 points on 7-11 shooting.


Carry the Torch




Episode 14: Princess Lacey


Episode 15


Senior Farewell


Michigan State vs. New Orleans

Michigan State men's basketball


Michigan State vs. UNF

Michigan State vs. UNF


Michigan State vs. Tuskegee (AP)

Michigan State vs. Tuskegee (AP)


No. 19 Michigan State 76, Ark. Pine Bluff 44 - AP Photos

No. 19 Michigan State 76, Ark. Pine Bluff 44 - AP Photos


AP Photos: Basketball vs. Texas Southern

AP Photos: Basketball vs. Texas Southern

Career Stats
2011-12 Game-by-Game Stats
2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats

Appeared in 23 games, averaging 1.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per contest • Scored a career-high 10 points against North Florida (12/17), connecting on 4-of-6 shots, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range • Knocked down a corner 3-pointer with 34 seconds left in overtime to give MSU a six-point lead at Iowa (70-64), proving to be the clinching basket in a 71-69 victory • Played 18 minutes in the overtime win at Iowa (1/28), a personal best against a Big Ten opponent • Scored three points and grabbed four rebounds at Purdue, marking a personal high for rebounds against a Big Ten opponent • Also grabbed four rebounds against Mount St. Mary's and New Orleans • Twenty-one of his 27 field-goal attempts on the season were from 3-point range • Blocked a career-best two shots against New Orleans.

Voted co-captain by his teammates prior to the season • Appeared in 27 games, averaging 7.5 minutes, 1.6 points and 0.7 rebounds • Ranked sixth on the team with seven made 3-pointers • Scored a season-high seven points and grabbed a season-high tying three rebounds against Tuskegee (12/15) • Played 10 or more minutes in eight contests, including three games of 20 or more minutes, playing a season-high 23 minutes against Boise State.

Appeared in 27 games, averaging 5.5 minutes, 1.5 points and 0.6 rebounds • Ranked sixth on the team with nine made 3-pointers • Scored a season-high eight points against Iowa (3/9) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals • Knocked down two 3-pointers for six points against Nebraska (2/25) • Played a season-high 13 minutes against Nebraska Omaha (12/4), recording five points and two rebounds.

Redshirted due to injured left foot.

High School
Averaged 23.2 points and 10.1 rebounds as a senior at Blackhawk Christian • Earned second-team all-state honors, becoming the school's first-ever Indiana All-Star • 2010 First-team All-Northeast Indiana honoree • 2010 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel All-Area selection • Averaged 19.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior captain • First-team All-Northeast Indiana honoree • Indiana Junior All-Star • 2009 Associated Press All-State honorable mention • Fort Wayne News-Sentinel All-Area selection • One of 30 prep players selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in August, where he teamed with Spartan teammate Adreian Payne on Team USA Midwest • Participated in the 2009 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp, where he connected on 18-of-26 attempts from 3-point range • Participant at 2009 Lebron James Skills Academy and the 2009 Vince Carter Skills Academy, a skills camp for the top 20 prep wings in the country • Averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore, as Blackhawk Christian posted a 19-6 record, finishing in Elite 8 of Class 1A, winning a sectional championship • Ranked nationally by ESPNU Top 100 (61), Scout.com (82) and Rivals.com (115) • Among the top players in the nation at his position as ranked by ESPNU Top 100 (20 Shooting Guard), Scout.com (19 Shooting Guard) and Rivals.com (21 Small Forward) • Played for Coach Jay Sefton at Blackhawk Christian High School • Also excelled at golf.

Born March 4, 1992 • Son of Kelly and Kebra Byrd • Economics major.