Men's Basketball

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Ryan Rossiter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Monsignor Farrell

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 260

Position:
F

Birthdate:
09/14/1989


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Siena Standout Ready to Begin Professional Career

GENERAL: Siena's all-time leading rebounder (1,151), Rossiter graduates as perhaps the best big man in program history...His 1,457 points ranked 10th all-time on the school's charts at the end of his playing career, and his 167 blocked shots are third most...Emerged as one of the most improved players in the nation over his four year career, leading the Saints to three straight MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament berths (2008-2010)... Played exceptionally well against some of the nation's top big men during his Siena career.

2010-11: MAAC Player of the Year...The Assoicated Press Honorable Mention All-American (7th in program history)...NABC District 1 First Team Selection...Basketball Times All-District Pick (Northeast)...First Team All-MAAC selection...Preseason MAAC Player of the Year...Preseason First Team All-MAAC...Ranked second nationally with 13.2 rpg and 25 double-doubles...Broke a 61-year school record with 408 rebounds, three shy of the MAAC all-time single-season mark...Led the MAAC with 18.7 ppg...Became first player to lead the league in scoring and rebounding since Lionel Simmons (89-90)...Became program's all-time leading rebounder at Loyola (1/28)...Posted 21 rebounds at Princeton (11/28) and 20 vs. Loyola (2/7)...scored 20 points or more 13 times and grabbed 15 rebounds or more 13 times...Played 35 minutes or more in all but four games...Named MAAC Player of the Week five times (11/15, 11/29, 12/20, 2/21 and 2/28).

2009-10: First Team All-MAAC Selection...MAAC All-Tournament Team selection...Led MAAC and set a Siena Division I record with 379 rebounds (11.1 per game)...Led MAAC with 57.1% field goal percentage...Set school record with 22 double-doubles...Reached double figures in scoring in 27 of team's 34 games and each of the last 19...Reached double figures in rebounding 25 times and in 22 of the last 25 games...Finished third on team with 13.8 points per game...Named MAAC Player of the Week (1/4) after averaging 16.7 points and 12.3 rebounds in wins over Saint Joseph's, Saint Peter's and Mount St. Mary's...Shot 77% from the free throw line (124-163)...Scored career-high 29 points and added 13 rebounds in comeback win over Mount St. Mary's (1/2)...Had 10 points and 18 rebounds in MAAC semifinal win over Rider (3/7).

2008-09: Two-time MAAC Player of the Week (1/26, 2/16)...Led MAAC with a .624 field goal percentage and ranked second with 1.9 blocks per game...Posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds and added three blocks in NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Ohio State...Averaged a double-double with 13.7 points and 10.7 rebounds during MAAC Tournament...Led team with 7.9 rebounds per game, 10 double-doubles and a .790 free throw percentage...Averaged 2.6 blocks per game in conference play...Scored a career-high 22 points vs. Oklahoma State (11/30)...Pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds in win over Loyola (2/9)...Posted a career-high eight blocks vs. Manhattan (2/12)...Shot 18-for-22 (.818) from the floor over a four-game stretch (1/11-24)...Led team in rebounding 17 times and recorded seven or more rebounds in 24 contests...Scored in double digits 17 times...Made game-winning free throws with two seconds left to help beat Saint Joseph's (12/28).

2007-08: Started 11 games and appeared in all 34 averaging 11 minutes per contest...Led team in rebounding in five games and ended year sixth on squad with 2.9 boards per game...Finished second on the team with 26 blocked shots...Scored career-high 11 points in loss to Fairfield (1/8)...Registered career high 12 rebounds in win over Saint Peter's (1/6).

BEFORE SIENA: New York Daily News All-Star and New York Post honorable mention selection as a senior after leading Monsignor Farrell to the Staten Island Division Championship and a quarterfinal appearance in the New York City Championships...Named an All-Star by the Staten Island Advance and the CHSAA as a junior and senior...Averaged 22 points and 15 rebounds as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born September 14, 1989 in Staten Island...Brother Steve is a senior on the Davidson basketball team...Chose Siena because of the family atmosphere and the Times Union Center...An undecided major.

THE ROSSITER FILE
Nickname: "Conner Fenlon"
The best thing I did this summer: Hang out with Kyle Griffin
What I like most about Siena College: The cafeteria staff
What I like most about Coach Buonaguro: His sense of humor
What I like most about the Times Union Center: The kind and caring staff
My best Siena basketball moment has been: Meeting Conner Fenlon
If I could be on a reality TV show it would be: Jersey Shore
Why? Because of my year round tan.
List five things you would need to survive, if left alone on a deserted island?
Eva Longoria, water, a nice chair, a good book and Tom Hanks
My superstitions are: Getting a great stretch
If I didn't play basketball, I would: I would be an actor
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Everyone
Why? I'm very diverse
My favorite(musical) artist is: Jay-Z and Taylor Swift
My favorite class at Siena is: Economics
If you could have dinner with three people (alive or dead) they would be: Jerry Seinfeld, Kenny Powers and Anwar Sadat
My favorite pro athlete: Derek Jeter
My favorite spot on campus: The cafeteria
My favorite website: Facebook
My favorite pro sports team: The New York Yankees
If you could change on thing on planet Earth what would it be? People would live on water and all animals on land
My favorite book: Way too many to choose from
My favorite movie: Caddyshack
My favorite food: Grilled chicken
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Birthday cake
Other sports I like to follow at Siena: Lacrosse, Baseball and Soccer
The funniest player on the team is: Conner Fenlon
Why? Everything he does is funny
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): Slovakia to see Ronald Moore
If I could have one announcer call my best play, it would be: J.P. Dellacamera
The best player I ever played against was: Rakeem Brookins
The person I'd most like to play 1-on-1: Dan Taylor

ROSSITER'S CAREER STATS

year g/gs fg fga fg% 3fg 3fga 3fg% ft fta ft% pts avg reb avg pf/dq ast blk to stl min
07-08 34/11 24 71 .338 1 5 .200 17 33 .515 66 1.9 97 2.9 50/0 15 26 16 17 374
08-09 34/34 123 197 .624 0 1 .000 94 119 .790 340 10.0 267 7.9 88/4 44 64 46 40 1011
09-10 34/34 172 301 .571 1 6 .167 125 163 .767 470 13.8 379 11.1 87/3 34 35 46 47 1120
10-11 31/31 206 440 .468 3 20 .150 166 211 .787 581 18.7 408 13.2 79/2 47 42 72 27 1158
Totals 133/110 525 1009 .520 5 32 .156 402 526 .764 1457 11.0 1151 8.7 304/9 140 167 180 131 3663
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