Tarise Bryson

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Tarise Bryson
Personal information
Born (1978-06-19) June 19, 1978 (age 36)
Decatur, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Stephen Decatur (Decatur, Illinois)
College Illinois State (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Career highlights and awards

Tarise Bryson (born June 19, 1978) is an American basketball player, best known for his All-American college career at Illinois State University.

Bryson, a 6'1" guard from Decatur, Illinois, came to Illinois State in 1997 but was declared academically ineligible for what would have been his freshman season.[1] Returning to the court in the 1998–99 season, Bryson led the Redbirds in scoring at 15.5 points per game. As a sophomore and junior, Bryson also led the team in scoring and was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and an AP Honorable Mention All-American as a junior in 2000–01. That season he averaged 22.8 points per game, the fourth highest scoring average in the nation.[2]

In the first game of his senior year, Bryson broke his wrist and was out for the year. After an NCAA eligibility investigation, he was denied a waiver for a sixth year.[1]

Undrafted by the NBA, Bryson played professionally in Venezuela, in the United States Basketball League and briefly for the Harlem Globetrotters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Schwab, Jay (June 26, 2004). "Bryson builds from bottom up". Herald-Review.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tarise Bryson NBA.com profile". NBA.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 

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