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Michigan State’s Byrd Transferring

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SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Russell Byrd #0 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

SPOKANE, WA – MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Russell Byrd #0 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State guard Russell Byrd is leaving the program to transfer.

The Spartans confirmed Wednesday that the 6-foot-7 Byrd is transferring to the Master’s College, an NAIA school in the Los Angeles area. Byrd averaged 7.3 minutes last season.

In his three seasons at Michigan State, Byrd scored 1.4 points per game, mostly from 3-point range.

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