Ricky Minard

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Ricky Minard
No. 24 – Budivelnyk Kiev
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Ukrainian SuperLeague
Personal information
Born (1982-09-11) September 11, 1982 (age 32)
Mansfield, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Mansfield (Mansfield, Ohio)
College Morehead State (2000–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Columbus Riverdragons
2005 Lauretana Biella
2005–2007 Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia
2007–2009 Premiata Montegranaro
2009–2010 Lottomatica Roma
2010 Khimki Moscow Region
2010–2011 UNICS Kazan
2011–2012 Azovmash Mariupol
2012 Novipiu Casale
2012–2013 Virtus Bologna
2013 Beşiktaş
2013–present Budivelnyk Kyiv
Career highlights and awards
  • UBL Champion (2014)

Ricky Donell Minard Jr. (born September 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for Budivelnyk Kyiv of the Ukrainian SuperLeague. He is Morehead State's career scoring leader. He is affectionately known to fans abroad as "Ricky Bobby"[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. A 6'4" guard from Morehead State University, Minard was signed by the Kings in July 2004, but they have waived him in November the same year, and so far he has never appeared in an NBA game.[1]

He has played professionally in Italy for Lauretana Biella (2004–2005), Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia (2005–2007), Premiata Montegranaro (2007–2009), Lottomatica Roma (2009–2010), Novipiu Casale (2012) and Virtus Bologna (2012-2013). In March 2010 he started playing in Russia for BC Khimki Moscow Region (2010) and UNICS Kazan (2010–11). He also played in Ukraine for Azovmash Mariupol (2011-2012). In July 2013, Minard signed with Budivelnyk Kyiv.[2]


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