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DESEREE BYRD - LAROSA'S MVP OF THE WEEK WINNER
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NAME: Deseree Byrd
SCHOOL: Taft High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YR.: 2007
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Hall of Fame 2005-2006.
BIRTHDATE: 12-16-88
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'9" - 180 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Winton Terrace
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My Aunt Rhonda Byrd."
FUTURE GOAL: "WNBA."
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: One of Cincinnati's best in basketball is Taft senior forward Deseree Byrd whose big games this year include 28 vs. Conner, 27 vs. Meadowdale and 25 vs. Hughes. A McDonalds' All-American nominee, Deseree averaged a double-double (18 points-12 rebounds) as a junior for the 19-2 district runners-up; she was named Conference and Cincinnati Div. II Player of the Year, 1st team SWO district and 2nd team all-Ohio. "What makes Des a great student-athlete," says coach Rhonda Craig, "is her dedication to be the best. She is just one of those special kids who has a gift to make others better on the floor, in the classroom, in the halls and community." A 1,000-point career scorer, Deseree, who is active in community service, will play next year at the U. of Louisville. Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Dwayne Wade and her favorite entertainer is Joe. Her AAU team is the Lady Tigers.

COACH'S QUOTE -- "Des has a heart that doesn't take pride in individual credits but in team success. She is a leader who challenges others to do their best of the team and she also believes that the impossible can be possible through hard work." Rhonda Craig, Basketball Coach