NAME: Paul Byrd
COACH’S QUOTE --“Paul is the consummate teammate, always willing to sacrifice for the good of the team. His understanding of the game is second to none. It’s like having a coach right on the floor.” – Brian Neal, Basketball Coach
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’1”-155 lbs.
RESIDENCE: St. Bernard
PARENTS: Dennis & Therese
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “My family”
FUTURE GOAL: Compete in college basketball
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A 3-year varsity starter at guard for Roger Bacon, senior Paul Byrd helped the Spartans to an undefeated 10-0 conference record, and the GCL Central, sectional and district championships. He was named the 2011 GCL Central Player of the Year and 1st team SWO district. Big games this season included games vs. Finneytown (27 points), Carroll (21), North College Hill (19), McNicholas (18) and Winton Woods (18). As a junior last season, Paul averaged 10.4 ppg. for the 19-6 Spartans, helping the team to its first district title since 2003. Paul was named 1st team all-GCL Central, honorable mention all-city (Enquirer) and special mention all-SWO district (Div. II.) Paul is undecided on a college but he will compete at the next level. In the summer he is on the Cincinnati Royals. His favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is LeBron James and his favorite movie is Remember the Titans.
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