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Andy Byer

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Andy Byer

Freshman     Guard

Height:  6'1"     Weight:  155

Hometown:  Johnstown, Pa.

High School:  Conemaugh Township

Major:  Undecided

 

At Conemaugh Township High School
     Andy will Red-Shirt during the 2005-06 season.  Andy played for Head Coach Scott Cable at Conemaugh Township High School where he averaged 24.1 points (699 points), 7.7 rebounds (224 rebounds), 3.1 assists (91 assists) and 4.5 steals (91 steals) per game on his way to being named Associated Press Second Team All-State following the 2004-05 season.  He also shot 45.7% (260-569) from the field, 32.0% (62-194) from three-point range and 79.1% (117-148) from the free-throw line as a senior.  In addition, he was  named to the 2004-05 West-Pac All-Conference Team.  Andy’s 2,360 career points are second in school history behind his cousin and former Mountain Cat standout Paul Byer and third all-time in Somerset County.   Andy, the Somerset County “Outstanding Senior” in 2004-05 and four-time All-Somerset County First Team selection, also holds several school records, including most three-point field goals in a career (218), most games played in a career (111) and most steals in a season (131).  He led Conemaugh Township to a pair of District 5 championships in 2002 and 2005, two PIAA “Sweet 16” appearances (2002 and 2005) and a PIAA “Elite 8” appearance in 2002.    Andy earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2004 Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat Tournament and the 2004 Boswell Jaycees Tournament.  His 41 points in a game in the Mountain Cat Tournament are a single-game record.
 


 

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2005