Byron Irvin

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Byron Irvin
Personal information
Born (1966-12-02) December 2, 1966 (age 48)
La Grange, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Julian (Chicago, Illinois)
College Arkansas (1984–1986)
Missouri (1987–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Position Shooting guard
Number 23, 32
Career history
List may be incomplete
1989–1990 Portland Trail Blazers
1990–1991 Washington Bullets
1991 La Crosse Catbirds (CBA)
1991–1993 Columbus Horizon (CBA)
1993 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1993 Washington Bullets
1993–1994 Hapoel Gvat/Yagur (Israel)
1994 Purefoods (Philippines)
1994 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1994–1995 Mexico City Aztecas (CBA)
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Byron Edward Irvin (born December 2, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.95 m) and 190 lb (86 kg) shooting guard, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

Irvin attended Percy Julian High School in Chicago, Illinois. In his senior year of high school he averaged 32 points a game, and in one game he scored 50 points.

He played collegiately at the University of Arkansas under legendary coach Eddie Sutton before Sutton left for Kentucky. Irvin was there from 1984/85-1985/86, then transferred to the University of Missouri (1987/88-1988/89, after having missed the 1986/87 season). He also received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Missouri.

Irvin played in NBA for three seasons: 1989/90 for the Portland Trail Blazers and 1990/91 and 1992/93 for the Washington Bullets, averaging 5.2 ppg in his career. He also played overseas and in the Continental Basketball Association.

Irvin is a cousin of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers,[1] and is now a sports agent. He is Vice President of Basketball at Lagardere Unlimited, and has represented NBA players such as Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, Joey Graham, Stephen Graham, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Melvin Ely, Justin Williams, Isaiah Thomas, and Erick Dampier.


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