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Robert Byrd #43

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Position: Forward
Height: 6'6“
Weight: 180 lbs.
Born:
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Phillips H.S.

High School Career

Byrd was chosen as the 1976 Chicago Co-Prep Player of the Year (shared with Illinois' Levi Cobb).

He led Phillips High to a 44-game winning streak during his sophomore and junior seasons.

Marquette Career

G MIN MPG FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% REB RPG PF AST PTS PPG
1976-77 Marquette 12 42 3.5 4 14 0.286 1 4 0.250 8 0.7 4 2 9 0.8

Byrd averaged 11.7 points per game and was named team captain on the 1979-80 squad. He also led the team in rebounding (10 rpg) that season.

All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 5th, Rebounds (269)
  • 5th, Rebounding Average (10)

Personal Notes

Byrd founded a Milwaukee choice school, Bridging The Gap Learning Center, on N. 17th and W. State Sts. He also started an inner city golf program, First Tee of Wisconsin.


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