44 Jesse Byrd
44 Jesse Byrd
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Bishop O'Dowd HS
Previous College: San Francisco
Position: Forward

Jesse Byrd made an immediate impact during his first campaign at UCSB, averaging 6.5 points and 5.4 rebounds...Was second on the team in rebounding average...Played in 23 games, making all 11 starts in first 11 games of the season...Missed eight games at mid-season after suffering a knee injury...Byrd led the team in scoring and in rebounding in back-to-back games, averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds in two game span...Scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Illinois State...Two double-doubles on the year, including 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Weber-State...Scored in double-digits six times during the season, contributing 13 points in one point victory over Long Beach State...Played a season-high 31 minutes in win at Utah Valley, where Byrd grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 13 points...Highest field-goal percentage on the team, shooting .566 from the floor...Led the team in rebounding nine times, including five straight games where Byrd averaged 9.8 rebounds per game.

Byrd sat out the 2007-08 season after transferring from San Francisco.

Byrd played two seasons at the University of San Francisco...As a sophomore, he averaged 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in 27 games...Made 41% of his shots from the field and 81% from the free throw line...Had a season-high of six points, to go with seven rebounds, against Loyola Marymount...Had a personal-high of nine rebounds against St. Mary's...His six points against Pepperdine included the game-winning basket...Averaged 3.2 rebounds and 13.4 minutes per game in WCC play...Had one start as a sophomore...In 2005-06, his freshman season, Byrd averaged 1.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...Shot 37.8% from the field...Played in 26 games, starting six, and averaged 13.8 points minutes per game...Tallied career highs of 12 points and 10 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton...Made 5-of-7 shots against the Titans to lead the Dons to the championship of the USF Invitational...Equaled his high of 10 rebounds against Pacific.

High School
Byrd attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif....A two-time All-Hayward-Area Athletic League choice...Selected All-City by the Oakland Tribune as a senior...Averaged 20.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a senior when he led Bishop O' Dowd to the California State Championship Regional championship game...Had a caree-high 30 points against San Lorenzo HS...Collected a personal-best 19 rebounds against Notre Dame St. Joseph's HS during his junior season...Averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds as a junior when he paced Bishop O' Dowd to the regional championship and the state title game...Played on a pair of CIF North Coast Section championship teams...Played for Mike Phelps in high school.

Jesse Byrd, Jr., was born April 18, 1987 in Berkeley, Calif....The son of Jesse Byrd, Sr., and Mary B. Morrison...His favorite author is his mom...Also competed in soccer, tee-ball and flag football...Selected all-city after leading his team to the city flag football championship...Favorite novel is the Autobiography of Malcolm X...Coming to America and Friday are Byrd's favorite movies...Enjoys watching the Family Guy, South Park, and the Dave Chappelle Show...His most memorable sports moment was when, during his final high school game, he dunked and brought down the padding around the backboard with him...Roots for the Oakland Raiders and the New York Yankees...Majoring in sociology at UCSB.

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