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4 - Derrick Byars

Vanderbilt 

  • Birthday: 4/25/84
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 225
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN
  • High School: Ridgeway
  • 2006 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Overall

92

NBA Comparison: Brandon Roy/Shane Battier

Matthew Maurer - 2/2/2007

Strengths: Complete player with good lateral quickness and athleticism Defensively Byars does a great job staying in front of his man Fundamentally there are few guards in the draft that have his array of tools Plays the game with a good level of moxie and toughness Excellent ball handler who has played point guard several times during his collegiate career Above average passer with solid court vision Has legit three point range on his jumper that he can hit with regularity Great finisher on the break where his body strength and athleticism allow him to finish with some flair Adequate rebounder who does a good job of getting rebounds out of position Has the ability work off screens for the quick jumper Is an explosive scorer who has the mentality and skill to take control of a game Possesses an NBA ready body that is strong enough to absorb contact and finish Unselfish almost to a fault as he will often look to pass off to open teammates Intelligent player with a good feel for the game Will be viewed as one of the most complete prospects in the draft

Weaknesses: Shot selection at times can be questionable Would benefit his game if he utilized the mid-range shot more Settles too much with shooting from the perimeter mostly from the three point shot Needs to work on taking care of the ball better as he can get careless Has a habit of getting out of control on his drives Needs to move better without the ball has a tendency to stand around a little Defensively Byars is solid but can reach a little too much on defense trying to get the quick steal Doesnt explode on his first step which could be the reason why he doesnt always get full separation from his defender Byars isnt always consistent in games as he can go through periods where he is aggressive and dominates and then there are times he isnt Surprisingly despite his shooting touch he is a below average free throw shooter

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