NERR-TV Virtual Showcase - Dion Byrd Jr.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

NERR-TV Virtual Showcase - Dion Byrd Jr.

It is never easy being the coach's son, but the two best ways to ensure you pave your own path are to let your talent do the talking for you and to play the game unselfishly. 

Dion Byrd Jr. does both of those things while playing for his father at Baystate Academy. 

Byrd put up 14 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds per game last year as a junior, stuffing all columns of the stat sheet, while also establishing a reputation as an equally good shooter and passer. 

Prospect Profile

Height: 6'2"
Position: Guard
Grade: 2022
School: Baystate Academy


  • 14 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds per game in 2019-20 as a sophomore


"Dion is a 6-foot-2 guard in the class of 2022 that is still growing. Dion is an above average shooter who has great range. He also has the ability to be a very good passer." 
- Dion Byrd Sr, head coach, Baystate Academy

Scout's Take

Byrd is a prototypical coach's son who is skilled, knows how to play, and shoots the ball well from the outside. He has very soft natural shooting touch and beautiful mechanics with a smooth release. He's also a heady passer and willing ball-mover. Physically, he already has good positional size and is still filling out and coming into his own. 

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