InsideHoops.com is projecting the 6-7 forward to be drafted No. 19 by the L.A. Lakers while NBAdraft.net projects the Wizards to draft Byars.
During the 2006-07 season Byars averaged 17.0 points a game and led the Commodores to a Sweet 16 appearance. Byars was selected as Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by the league's coaches after the regular season. Bryars transfered to Vanderbilt after his sophomore season at Virginia.
The NBA Draft takes place on June 28 in New York City.