Reggie Byers, 5’9″, 180, PG, Sophomore

Reggie-Byers3_thumb.jpgHe is a rocket on the floor and treats the basketball like it is precious gift.  He doesn’t do turnovers, has great floor vision and solid outside shooting.  Reggie can change the flow of the game on both ends of the floor using his tenacious defense and his speed to move the ball offensively.

Reggie graduated from Dishop Miege HS, Shawnee Mission, Kansas in 2015.  He joined the Highland Community College team in Highland, Kansas.   Last year he started 20 games and scored 6.6 ppg and 2.7 apg. 

He decided to join friends and family in Cali this year and wanted to play a top JUCO program.  Working with Assistant Coach Davis he decided AVC was for him.

Byers is a team player.  He is willing to do anything the team needs to win.

Reggie’s goals including a state JUCO title, solid grades and to play university basketball in the future.  You better bring your “speed glasses” when you come to watch AVC play this year.

July 29, 2016

Reggie Byers was another one of the”who is this guy” to the college coaches Las Vegas Invitational Elite 80 JUCO Tournament last weekend.  A transfer from Kansas really impressed the coaches.  The called him a “game changer” with his speed, shooting and great court vision.  Add to that a chest to chest defensive player.

Reggie couldn’t have had a better showcase this year.

October 6, 2016

“I love the chemistry of this team.” “Add to that the level of talent we have.” “I fit here just right.”  The sophomore point guard is a game changer with his court vision, unselfishness, speed and university talent.  He reminds me of D-1 CSU Long Beach starting point guard,  Justin Bibbins.  Reggie may be a bit stronger and has the same ability to change speeds as the need arises.

I asked Reggie how he has improved since he joined AVC and his immediate answer was, “I am playing smarter.” “I am learning the game within the game and it makes me a much more effective player for the team.”  Sounds like a cerebral point guard doesn’t he.  The most important things that impress me about Reggie on the basketball floor?  He protects that ball every play, the intensity which he plays defense and that he takes academics seriously.

Everyone in his Kansas hometown knew Reggie as he says, he grew up playing basketball in every gym or play ground that was open.  He was always small and to overcome that he had to learn every trick in the book to be the best at his position despite of his size.  He is quiet but you can tell he has that necessary chip on his shoulder that his team mates love.  Now he has added the mental part of the PG position at the college level to his repertoire.

Look for a special year for Reggie.