|David Ryan 34
GENERAL...Versatile talent who has improved tremendously and added strength since arriving at Siena...Creates mismatches with his inside-outside offensive game...Great work ethic and knowledge of the game...Possesses consistent mid-range game and range beyond 3-point arc...Adds quality depth to several positions...Will likely see most of action this season at the 4 after being forced to start at center for much of last season...Red-shirted freshman season at Siena; a move that has paid dividends... Has developed great confidence and will again be counted on for leadership.
2005-2006...Led MAAC and ranked ninth nationally (minimum 40 makes) in 3-point shooting (48%)...Made 13 of his last 19 (68%) 3-pointers...Reached double figures in 13 games, including eight of last 12...Shot 84% from the foul line and made 21 of his last 22 attempts...Connected on two or more 3-pointers in 14 of 27 games played...Grabbed five rebounds or more eight times...Shot 51% from 3-point range in MAAC games...Missed Saint Peter's win (1/19) with concussion and played only 14 minutes in regular season finale(2/25) after suffering back spasms.
2004-2005...Started nine of 27 games played...Ranked second on team with 11 blocks... Recorded double-figure scoring outputs in five games...Collected career-high 13 rebounds against Fairfield (1/12)...Finished fifth on team in rebounding with 3.9 rpg... Shot 55% (11-of-20) over the last eight games...Scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds at Saint Peter's (1/24)...Missed two games with a shoulder injury that hampered him all season...Scored 13 points and had six rebounds at Saint Peter's (1/24)...Shot 75% from the free-throw line.
2003-2004...Played in 26 of 30 games...Closed season strong, scoring 18 points in the Saints' final two MAAC Tournament games (7 vs. Fairfield - 3/6, 11 vs. Niagara - 3/7)...Shot team-best 43.8% from 3-point range...Scored 10 points in 15 minutes in breakthrough effort against Niagara (12/6)...Connected on 84.6% of his free throw attempts, converting first five attempts of his career.
2002-2003...Took advantage of NCAA red-shirt policy and sat out first year with the Saints.
BEFORE SIENA...Averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds per game his senior season at Eastchester...Named MVP of Conference 2B...All Section I selection...Second Team Journal News and Sixth Team All New York State... Con-Ed Award winner...Toured country with NBA Wiz Kids displaying ball-handling expertise while growing up.
PERSONAL...Born April 27, 1984 in New York...One of six children...Chose Siena because of its prestigious academic reputation as well as the coaching staff...A psychology major.
The David Ryan File
My superstitions are: I only wear even numbers on my jerseys
My favorite sports team is: The New York Rangers
My favorite class at Siena is: Cross Cultural Psychology
The thing I like most about Siena is: The support the basketball team receives from the fans
My advice to children: Treat others the way you want to be treated
The quality I like most about Coach McCaffery is: His honesty
My favorite website is: www.CNN.com
Three words that describe me: Hardworking, dedicated, and loyal
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Australia
If I could have one announcer call my best play, it would be: Bill Rafferty
Favorite quote: "If you fail to prepare, then be prepared to fail"
The funniest member of the team is: Mick Doemel
The person I'd most like to play 1-on-1 us: Pete Maravich
The most important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: Time management
My favorite movie is: Braveheart
My favorite flavor of ice cream is: Mint Chocolate Chip
Points: 20 at St. Peter's 2/4/06
Rebounds: 13 vs. Fairfield 1/12/05
Assists: 4 twice MR: vs. Loyola 2/14/06
Steals: 3 at Fairfield 1/22/05
FG Made: 6 five times MR: vs. Loyola 2/14/06
FG Attempted: 12 at St. Peter's 2/4/06
3FG Made: 5 vs. Fordham 11/28/05
3FG Attempted: 7 vs. Fordham 11/28/05
FT Made: 6 at St. Peter's 2/4/06
FT Attempted: 7 at St. Peter's 2/4/06
Minutes: 40 several times
DAVID RYAN'S CAREER STATS