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D.J. Byrd
D.J. Byrd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crawfordsville, Ind.

High School:
North Montgomery

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 228

Position:
G/F



04/10/2013

Men's Basketball Caps Season with 91st-Annual Banquet

Terone Johnson takes home John R. Wooden Most Valuable Player honors.

03/27/2013

Boilermakers Earn 47 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.

03/25/2013

Men's Basketball Falls to Santa Clara, 86-83

Ronnie Johnson leads Boilermakers with season-high 27 points.

03/22/2013

Men's Basketball to Clash with Santa Clara on Monday

Boilermakers and Broncos will square off at 7 p.m. ET; game can be seen via Big Ten Digital Network.

03/18/2013

Men's Basketball Set for CBI Tilt with Western Illinois

Boilermakers will look to improve to 5-0 all-time against Leathernecks.

03/14/2013

Purdue vs. Nebraska - AP Photos

Purdue vs. Nebraska - AP Photos

03/06/2013

Purdue vs. Michigan - AP Photos

Purdue vs. Michigan - AP Photos

03/03/2013

Purdue at No. 17 Wisconsin

Purdue at No. 17 Wisconsin

02/16/2013

Purdue vs. Indiana- AP Photos

Purdue vs. Indiana- AP Photos (2/16/13)

02/13/2013

Purdue vs. Illinois - AP Photos

Purdue vs. Illinois - AP Photos (2/13/13)

Career Honors
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) ... Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013).

As a Senior (2012-13)
Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finished his career ranked sixth in program history in three-point field goals (195) and 10th in games played (130) ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in three-point field goals per game (2.3) and 13th in three-point field goal percentage (.362) in overall games ... Finished second in the Big Ten in three-pointers per game (2.6) and ninth in three-point percentage (.390) in league play ... Played in all 34 games, starting 33 times ... Averaged career highs of 10.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 30.8 minutes per contest ... Made 79 three-pointers to finish in a tie for seventh on the program's single-season chart ... Led the Boilers in steals 10 times, assists eight times and scoring and rebounds six times each ... Scored in double figures 21 times, including a pair of 20-point games ... Took a team-high 18 charges on the year ... Scored nine points, tied his career high with three steals, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists against Santa Clara in the CBI quarterfinals ... Knocked down 3-of-5 shots from deep to account for nine points in the win over Western Illinois in the first round of the CBI ... Led the team with 15 points and eight rebounds against Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament ... Turned in a memorable Senior Day performance in the win over Minnesota, sharing team-high honors with 18 points, leading the team with seven rebounds and dealing out five assists ... Exploded for 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the arc and snatched a season-high eight rebounds in the win at No. 17/16 Wisconsin ... Accounted for 11 points and four rebounds at Iowa ... Scored 13 points and dealt out five assists in the home win over Northwestern ... Finished with 10 points at Illinois ... Posted only two points, but grabbed five rebounds, passed out a team-high four assists and swiped two steals in the win at Penn State ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep and handed out five assists at Northwestern ... Scored 10 points, battled his way to seven rebounds and dished out four assists in the overtime home win over Iowa ... Notched 11 points and six rebounds at No. 2/3 Michigan ... Poured in a game-high 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and passed out a game-high four assists in the home win over West Virginia ... Netted all 12 of his points on four second-half triples and added five rebounds in the win at Nebraska ... Scored a dozen points in the home win over Penn State ... Scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds at 18th-ranked Michigan State ... In addition to his 15 points, made the play of the game to corral an offensive rebound off of a missed free throw and call timeout from his knees with less than 30 seconds to play in the home win over No. 11/14 Illinois ... Contributed eight points, five rebounds and a pair of steals in the home win over William & Mary ... Cashed in three triples on his way to 11 points in the home win over Ball State ... Tallied 13 points, five rebounds and three steals against No. 22/24 Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic ... Torched Clemson for a game-high 22 points on the strength of six three-pointers, while also adding seven rebounds and a pair of steals in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge win ... Scored 10 points and handed out four assists in the home win over UNC Wilmington ... Finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks against Oregon State in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic ... Posted 16 points, five boards and five assists against Villanova at Madison Square Garden ... Recorded 12 points against Bucknell in the season opener.

As a Junior (2011-12)
Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Purdue's first-ever Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 33 games, making six starts and averaging 8.9 points and 2.3 rebounds ... Ranked eighth in the Big Ten in three-point field goals per game (2.0) and ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.430) in overall games ... Ranked second in the conference in three-pointers per game (2.6), fourth in three-point percentage (.464) and 17th in scoring (12.1) in Big Ten games only ... Led Purdue in scoring three times and scored in double figures 16 times, including three 20-point performances ... Purdue's first sub on 11 occasions ... Finished with 10 points, three rebounds and a steal against Kansas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Helped out with eight points, three boards and a pair of steals in the win over Saint Mary's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Led the Boilers with 20 points against Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament ... Chipped in with 10 points in the win over Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament ... Recorded 12 points, five rebounds and three assists at Indiana ... Had 14 points and six boards in the home win over Penn State ... Scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked a shot in the win at Michigan ... Torched Nebraska for 15 points in the home win over the Huskers ... Scored all 13 of his points in the second half, and added five rebounds, in the victory at Illinois ... Poured in 18 of his 20 points in the second half and handed out a season-high four assists to help Purdue earn a home win over Northwestern ... Exploded for a career-high 24 points at Ohio State, making 8-of-12 shots from the floor and 7-of-9 from the arc ... Went for 15 points against Indiana at Mackey Arena ... Made his first start of the season a memorable one at Northwestern, scoring 12 points and leading Purdue with four rebounds ... Tallied 15 points at home against Michigan ... Ripped Minnesota for 18 points on the strength of five triples and blocked a career-high two shots in the win in Minneapolis ... Tallied 12 points, three boards and two assists at Penn State ... Posted nine points and had three assists in the home win over Illinois ... Reeled off 14 points to go along with two assists in the win at Iowa ... Came roaring off the bench for 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting in the home win over IPFW ... Came up big off the bench in the win over Temple in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, tallying 12 points in 17 minutes of work ... Had six points on 2-of-3 shooting from distance in the season-opening win over Northern Illinois.

As a Sophomore (2010-11)
Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in all 34 games, making 22 starts and averaging 20.6 minutes per outing ... First sub off the Purdue bench six times ... Averaged 5.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists ... Led the Boilermakers in steals and blocks four times each, rebounds three times and assists twice ... Scored in double figures six times on the season ... Scored six points and handed out a career-high six assists against VCU in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Had eight points and three rebounds in the win over Saint Peter's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Notched a career-high 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists in the home win over Illinois ... Scored 11 points and hauled in a career-high nine rebounds in the win at Indiana ... Registered two points, five rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal in the home win over Ohio State ... Finished with five points and five rebounds in the home win over Wisconsin ... Posted three points, five boards, three assists and two steals in the win at Illinois ... Had five points, three assists and a steal in the home win over Indiana ... Battled for 11 points and a career-high three steals at Wisconsin ... Chipped in with six points and three rebounds in the home win over Minnesota ... Had seven points, three assists and a pair of rebounds in the home win over Michigan State ... Finished with five points, three rebounds and two assists in the home win over Penn State ... Shot a scorching 5-of-7 from deep to finish with 15 points in the home win over IPFW ... Scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out five assists in the win over Indiana State ... Produced seven points and three rebounds in the win at Valpo ... Ripped down eight rebounds in the win at Virginia Tech ... Scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out three dimes in the win over Southern Illinois ... Earned the first start of his career in the win over Austin Peay and finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists ... Scored four points, tallied five rebounds and handed out five assists in the win over Alcorn State ... Knocked down 4-of-5 shots from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win over Howard.

As a Freshman (2009-10)
Played in 29 games, averaging 2.6 points and 0.8 rebounds in 9.4 minutes of action per game ... Scored in double figures three times during the season ... Made a season-high five free throws and handed out two assists against Duke in the Sweet 16 ... Scored 10 points in the win over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Ripped off 11 points against Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament ... Handed out two assists at Northwestern ... Hauled in five offensive rebounds to go along with four points in the win over SIU Edwardsville ... Came firing off the bench for nine points on 3-of-4 shooting in the win at Alabama ... Chipped in with four points in the win over Valpo ... Finished with six points in the win over Buffalo ... Had six points, two assists a steal in the win over St. Joseph's in the Paradise Jam ... Ripped down six rebounds in the win over South Dakota State in the Virgin Islands ... Recorded 13 points and three boards in the season-opening win over Cal State Northridge.

High School
Rated the No. 91 overall recruit and the No. 22 shooting guard in his class by ESPN ... Earned four-star billing from Rivals.com, checking in as the country's No. 97 recruit and No. 24 shooting guard ... Given a three-star ranking by Scout.com, and tabbed the No. 30 player at his position ... A McDonald's All-America nominee ... Invited to the prestigious NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp ... Finished fourth in the running for Indiana Mr. Basketball in 2009 ... Earned first-team all-state nods from both the Associated Press and the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association following his senior season ... Recognized as the Lafayette Journal & Courier's 2009 Big School Player of the Year ... Earned a spot on the Indiana All-Star Team after his senior season ... Named honorable mention all-state by the IBCA as a junior in 2008 ... Also garnered inclusion on the IBCA's All-State Underclassmen Team as a junior ... Averaged better than 25 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game as a senior at North Montgomery ... Completed his career as the school's all-time leading scorer ... Coached by Scott Radeker.

Personal
Full name is David Jonathan Byrd ... Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... Born on Nov. 1, 1990 ... Son of David and Mindy Byrd ... Has two sisters, Sami and Kelsi.