Mariah Byard


CLASS: 2011



  • Mannington, WVHometown
  • North Marion High School
  • 5-10Height
  • Weight
  • Overall Rank
  • 61Position Rank
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ESPN Player Evaluations

USJN Midwest-July 10: Even though she is a member of the two-time West Virginia Class AAA State Champion North Marion Huskies, Mariah Byard is not well known on the elite girls' basketball circuit. She is the type of player who doesn't need the spotlight to shine; her game is pure, simple and very effective. Her basketball fundamentals are solid -- she can handle the ball with both hands under pressure and her jump shot is smooth and easy. As a lead guard, Byard is unselfish to a fault and has a knack for making the players around her better by the way she gets them the ball in comfortable scoring areas. Although she is considering a Division II offer from a local college, Byard does have Division I offers and her play during this tournament proved that she has all the tools to be a terrific college player. (Bodine)

Braggin' Rights-Dec. 09: Defending West Virginia state champion North Marion high school has a deep and talented roster highlighted by this junior guard. At 5-10 she has good size and a solid frame that should serve her well down the road. Her ballhandling is sound and allows her to penetrate aggressively as well as help out against defensive pressure. The range and touch on her jumper is more than effective and demands the attention of defenders from the moment she crosses halfcourt. Like all of her teammates, Byard is an active and well-schooled defender and isn't hesitant to put a body on an opponent or get on the floor for a loose ball. There is a tendency to play upright at times but it doesn't keep her from getting the job done on the high school level.


Club Team: Columbus Lady Rage