The Bakersfield Jam announced today that they have acquired shooting guard/small forward Derrick Byars.

A first round selection (5th overall) by the Bakersfield Jam in the 2008 NBA Development League Draft, Byars played 49 games in the 2008-2009 season averaging 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. He returned two seasons later to the Jam in January 2011, where he played in 33 games and averaged 17.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

Most recently, Byars participated in the Miami Heat’s 2011-12 training camp.