|Born||June 21, 1948|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Victor Valley (Victorville, California)|
|College||Eastern New Mexico (1966–1970)|
|NBA draft||1970 / Round: 3 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Cincinnati Royals|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gregory Peck "Greg" Hyder (born June 21, 1948) is a former professional basketball player. He grew up in Victorville, California, and with his brother, Jerry, attended Victor Valley High School, where they excelled under future SCIBCA Hall of Fame coach, Ollie Butler.Greg was a Second Team All-Southern California "AA" Basketball selection in 1966.
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After graduating from High School, he attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1966 to 1970. His brother, Jerry Hyder, followed and attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1967 to 1971. Together, in 1969, they led the Greyhounds to a 23-7 record and the school's only NAIA Basketball Championships.The following year, during the 1970 NAIA Tournament, Greg was the leading rebounder throughout the tournament with 65 rebounds through 5 games and was named the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player, despite his team finishing third. He was a four-time NAIA All American and earned first team selection for the 1970 season. Upon graduation in 1970, he set numerous school records for basketball, including being the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
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His brother, Jerry Hyder, finished his college career at Eastern New Mexico University as the 7th leading scorer in school's history with 1,316 points and currently stands 10th all time. The 1969 Championship team also fielded Jim Guymon (1967–1971), who graduated as the 5th all time scorer in school's history with 1,530 and currently ranks 7th.
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