December 5, 2013

Jesse Byrd Inks With UNG Men's Basketball During Early Signing Period

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – ( – University of North Georgia men's basketball coach Chris Faulkner has announced that Jesse Byrd of Whitefield Academy has inked with the Nighthawk as part of the 2014 early signing period.  Byrd is a 5'11 point guard that led WA to an 18-10 overall record and GHSA State Tournament appearance last season.

Byrd is completing his senior year under the direction of Whitefield Academy head coach Tyrone Johnson and has played the summer circuit as a member of the Aim High AAU team. 

"Jesse is a natural leader.  He has a tenacious attitude and plays the game with great energy," stated Faulkner.  "He is also a great student and a high character individual that will thrive for four years here at UNG."

Byrd will join the Nighthawks for the 2014-15 season.