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Zach Byrd headed to University of the Ozarks for junior season

Zach Byrd headed to University of the Ozarks for junior season


Greyhounds, Boys & Girls Club teaming up for Basketball camp this weekend 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 twotime All-State player from West Memphis High School averaged 9.2 points, a teamhigh 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 singleseason 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.

Hoops Camp This Weekend

The Crittenden County Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a Basketball Camp this Saturday for young players.

Third and fourth grade players will be from 10 a.m.

until noon, while fifth and sixth graders will have camp from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $25 per participant, Volunteer instructors will be a pair of ASU Mid-South Greyhounds, Zach Byrd and Jalen Lynn. Byrd is a former 2-time All-State player at West Memphis High School and a 2-time All-Region player at ASU Mid-South. He will be continuing his college playing career at the University of the Ozarks this season.

Lynn is a former 2-time All-Conference player at Collierville High School, a two-time All-Region team and 2020 All-American for the Greyhounds. He will be transferring to UAPB this fall.

The camps are open to boys and girls. Due to COVID19 restrictions, each session is limited to just 20 participants. To register, call (870) 735-1658 or stop by the Boys & Girls Club.

Registrations will be taken until both sessions are full.

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