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Byrd and Co. back for skill shots

Onejustwasn'tenough.
Atleastthat'swhatD.J.Byrdthinkswhenitcomesto"skillshots"videoswithformerPurdueteammatesRyneSmithandDruAnthrop.
With92,000-plushitsonYouTubefor"Volume1"lastsummer,that'sprobablyasafebet.
Sothetrioisbackagainwiththesecondinstallmentinwhatlikelywillbeafour-partseries,thenextofwhichwillbea"campusedition"that'salreadybeenshot.
ThemostrecentvideowaspostedonYouTubeatabout6p.m.onTuesdayandtweetedoutbyitsparticipants.
ThegroupisuptomoreofthesameinvideoNo.2,headingbacktoCardinalandKeadyCourtsinsideMackeyArenatoattempt-andstick-toughshots.
"Peoplewereaskingusifweweregoingtodoanotherone.Thefirstonekindoftookoffandwedidn'tevenreallymeanforitto,"ByrdsaidTuesdayafternoon,acouplehoursbeforethevideowasposted."Sowemadethisone,wentbackandtriedtododifferentshotsthantheonesinthefirstvideoandtookmoretimewithediting.Wegotalotoffootagefromalotofdifferentthings."
Byrdistakingapre-emptivestrikeonanydoubtersthistimearound.Afterpostingthefirstvideo,someviewersquestionedtheauthenticityofparticularshots.Byrdjokedhehardlyhadthetalenttoputthevideotogether,letalonetrytofakeit.
Headmitssomeoftheshotsinthesecondvideowere"prettydifficult,andit'samiraclewemadethem."
Buttheyweremade,eventually.
SomeofthehighlightsincludeByrdsinkingonefromtheoppositefree-throwline,AnthropknockingoneinafterclankingitoffabeamandSmithhittingfromprettymucheveryconceivableangleoffthe"balcony"atCardinal.
Thenewvideohasaspecialending,too,withablooperreel.
Forthe"campusedition,"theguysstrappedahooptothebackofatruckandliterallytookitaroundcampustomakesomecrazyshotswithPurduelandmarksintheframe.Byrdsaystostaytunedforthat.
Fornow,though,hehopesthelatestversionwillbesomethingBoilermakers-andbasketballfans-enjoy.
"Itdependshowmanypeoplewatchedthefirstoneandwaitedtoseethesecondone,"ByrdsaidonwhatthisvideocangaininYouTubehits."Hopefully,it'lldoaroundthesame."
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