D.J. Byrd is in his first season as a graduate student manager for the Purdue men's basketball program.
Byrd returns to the program after graduating from Purdue in 2013. During his time at Purdue, he played in 130 career games, scoring 890 career points and making 195 3-pointers, the sixth most in a career in school history. He helped Purdue to three NCAA Tournaments (2010, 2011, 2012) and was named the Big Ten's Sixth Man of the Year in 2012.
More recently, Byrd was the JV basketball coach at Franklin Community High School and he owned and operated RIMROC Basketball, an organization that provides Indiana youth with training opportunities, league games, tournaments and team camps.