BIOGRAPHY
00   Byron Eaton
Byron Eaton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Lincoln High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Position:
G


2007-08 (Junior season)
• is just 94 points away from becoming the 31st player in school history to record 1,000 points in a career.
• is currently tied with Ronnie Daniel for ninth place on the career assists list with 346.
• needs 87 assists this season to move into second place on the school career assists list.
• already owns the school record for career steals with 190. The previous record was 170 held by Ivan McFarlin.
• was named All-Big 12 Third Team by the league coaches.
• scored a career-high 26 points in a 61-60 upset win over No. 4 Kansas on Jan. 23.
• twice matched his career rebounding high of eight -- at North Texas on Nov. 14 and vs. Texas on Jan. 21.
• matched his career high with seven steals against Prairie View A&M in the season opener.
• hit 12 or more free throws three different times during the course of the season.
• was 16-of-18 from the line against Kansas; his 16 makes ranks fourth in school history for a single game while his 18 attempts ranks 12th.
• recorded 20 double-figure scoring games, including three 20-point contests.
• during a five-game winning streak, which included all three of his 20-point games, he averaged 20.6 points.
• that period included a home win over No. 4 Kansas, a road victory at No. 16 Texas A&M and just the seventh win over Missouri in Columbia in school history.

2006-07 (Sophomore season)
• started 23 games for Oklahoma State, including all four post-season games.
• scored a season-high 25 points at Nebraska, going 9-of-12 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from beyond the three-point arc.
• dished out a season-high eight assists on three occasions, most recently vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 10.
• became just the second Cowboy in school history to record 100 assists in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, joining Darwyn Alexander.
• assist-to-turnover ratio improved from 0.90 his freshman year to 1.38 his sophomore season.
• averaged 9.8 points per game in conference play.

2005-06 (Freshman season)
• started 28 games as a true freshman, the second-most in school history by a frosh behind Bryant Reeves' 34 in 1991-92.
• just the fourth true freshman in the Eddie Sutton era to start a season opener.
• recorded the first double-double of his career with 11 assists and 10 points against Mercer on Dec. 18.
• scored a season-high 18 points in the quarterfinal loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament.
• connected on 5-of-6 shots from beyond the arc in the game vs. the Jayhawks.
• set a school record for steals by a freshman with 67, surpassing the previous record of 49 held by Richard Dumas.
• that total ranks as the third-most by a freshman in Big 12 history.
• established a school mark for freshmen with seven steals against Oklahoma on Feb. 27.
• his seven thefts were just one shy of the school record of eight.
• recorded multiple steals in 21 games and had 10 games with three or more steals.
• tied Darwyn Alexander for the most assists in a single season by a freshman with 104.

Summer/AAU
• was named a McDonald's All-American and participated in the McDonald's All-American game in South Bend, Ind.
• scored seven points, dished out three assists and had two steals in 13 minutes as part of the West squad.
• was also named a second-team Parade All-American.
• named the co-Most Valuable Player of the East team at the 2004 ABCD Camp All-Star game after recording 16 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
• member of the West All-Stars at the 2005 Roundball Classic, a game in which he scored seven points, dished out 10 assists and had three rebounds in 25 minutes.
• ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of Texas behind fellow OSU signee Gerald Green by Texas Roundball, and recruiting guru Bob Gibbons ranked him as the No. 1 point guard in the country.
• named the MVP of the Texas team in the Faith 7 game played in Shawnee, Okla., in June of 2005, a game in which he had 20 points and nine assists.
• named to the all-tournament team at the AAU National Championships in August of 2004, playing for the Dallas Mustangs.

High School
• averaged 16.7 points and 6.4 assists in 18 regular-season games his senior season.
• named first-team All-State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as well as first-team all-Region II, and was named the Player of the Year in District 10-4A.
• led the champions to a 10-0 district record despite playing in just 18 overall games due to football season.
• Lincoln lost to eventual state champion Dallas South Oak Cliff, 56-53.
• Dallas Lincoln finished the season with a 26-7 mark.
• competed in the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Richmond, Va., the Senior All-Star game at the Reebok ABCD Camp in New Jersey, the Reebok BigTime Tournament in Las Vegas, and the Reebok West Summer Classic in Fullerton, Calif., during the summer prior to his senior season.
• Lincoln fell to a Daniel Gibson-led Houston Jones squad, 63-61, in the Class 4A state finals his junior year.
• scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss that ended the season with a 32-6 record.
• had 17 points and six rebounds in a 64-62 win over Austin Johnson in the state semifinals, and was named to the all-tournament team.
• averaged 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds per game.
• played alongside Chris Bosh (Georgia Tech/No. 4 selection in 2003 draft by the Toronto Raptors) and Bryan Hopkins (SMU) his freshman season.
• team won the state championship for Class 4A and was named the prep national champions by USA Today.
• considered one of the premier football players in the country.
• missed the first three games of the season, but rejoined the squad for the final six games of the regular season and the postseason.
• over those six contests, Lincoln outscored their opponents, 301-6.
• was a five-star super athlete according to Max Emfinger, one of nine in the country receiving that status.
• named the Class 4A MVP All-State by TexasPrepXtra, and led his team to the Class 4A Region II state finals before losing to Kilgore, 33-27, in double overtime.
• went 11 of 18 for 188 yards in the state championship game, and had two touchdown runs of 16 and four yards.
• had 121 carries for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns rushing on the year, and completed 55 of 110 passing attempts for 1,044 yards, 16 TDs and only seven interceptions.
• recruited by Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma, Syracuse and Texas.

Personal
Born Dec. 24, 1986, Byron is the son of Latorra Eaton. He has two younger sisters, Ashley and Patricia. Byron has a son, Byron, Jr., born June 30, 2006. He enjoys playing football and basketball, as well as spending time with his younger sisters in his spare time. Byron is majoring in education at Oklahoma State.

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