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Russell Byrd
Russell Byrd

Class:
RS Junior

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
G

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


04/01/2014

Tom Izzo Press Conference Coverage

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

02/20/2014

No. 13 Michigan State Defeats Purdue, 94-79

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

12/17/2013

Michigan State 78, North Florida 48 Post-Game Notes

Post-Game Notes

11/04/2013

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

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

10/29/2013

Michigan State 101, Grand Valley State 52

Post-Game Quotes

04/15/2014

Episode 14: Princess Lacey

04/15/2014

Episode 15

04/15/2014

Senior Farewell

04/02/2014

Episode 16

04/02/2014

Episode 16: 16-2-8

12/28/2013

Michigan State vs. New Orleans

Michigan State men's basketball

12/17/2013

Michigan State vs. UNF

Michigan State vs. UNF

12/15/2012

Michigan State vs. Tuskegee (AP)

Michigan State vs. Tuskegee (AP)

12/05/2012

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

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

11/18/2012

AP Photos: Basketball vs. Texas Southern

AP Photos: Basketball vs. Texas Southern

Strong wing with great size • Sharp shooter with excellent range • Enjoyed injury-free 2012-13 campaign after undergoing three surgeries on his left foot between May 2010 and May 2011.

2012-13
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.

2011-12
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.

2010-11
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.

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

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