Ricky Minard

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Ricky Minard
No. 24 – Tampereen Pyrintö
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Korisliiga
Personal information
Born (1982-09-11) September 11, 1982 (age 34)
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
Playing 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
2013–2014 Budivelnyk Kyiv
2015 SPO Rouen Basket
2015 BG Göttingen
2015–present Tampereen Pyrintö
Career highlights and awards

Ricky Donell Minard Jr. (born September 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Tampereen Pyrintö of the Korisliiga. He is Morehead State's career scoring leader.[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 waived him in November the same year, and so far he has never appeared in an NBA game.[1]

Minard started his professional career with Columbus Riverdragons of the NBDL.[2] In January 2005, he left the United States and moved to Italy where he spent next five years playing for Lauretana Biella, Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia, Premiata Montegranaro and Lottomatica Roma.[3]

On March 12, 2010, he signed with Khimki Moscow Region of Russia for the rest of the season.[4] For the 2010–11 season he stayed in Russia but moved to UNICS Kazan.[5] On July 20, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine.[6] On February 17, 2012, he was released by Azovmash.[7] The same day he signed with Novipiu Casale of Italy for the rest of the season.[8]

On August 28, 2012, he signed with Virtus Bologna of Italy.[9] On February 21, 2012, he left Bologna and signed with Beşiktaş of Turkey for the rest of the season.[10][11] On July 25, 2013, he signed with Budivelnyk Kyiv of Ukraine for the 2013–14 season.[12]

On January 18, 2015, he signed with French team SPO Rouen Basket.[13] On March 7, 2015, he parted ways with Rouen after appearing in five league games.[14]

On August 20, 2015, he signed with BG Göttingen of Germany.[15] On October 23, 2015, he parted ways due to injury with Göttingen after appearing in two games.[16] On November 13, 2015, he signed with Tampereen Pyrintö of the Finnish Korisliiga.[17] Pyrintö advanced to Korisliiga Finals, where they lost to Kouvot. Following their mutual interest already from the previous season the parties re-signed on August 15, 2016.[18]


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