|No. 24 – Tampereen Pyrintö|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
September 11, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Mansfield (Mansfield, Ohio)|
|College||Morehead State (2000–2004)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|2005–2007||Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia|
|2010||Khimki Moscow Region|
|2015||SPO Rouen Basket|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Minard started his professional career with Columbus Riverdragons of the NBDL. 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.
On March 12, 2010, he signed with Khimki Moscow Region of Russia for the rest of the season. For the 2010–11 season he stayed in Russia but moved to UNICS Kazan. On July 20, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine. On February 17, 2012, he was released by Azovmash. The same day he signed with Novipiu Casale of Italy for the rest of the season.
On August 28, 2012, he signed with Virtus Bologna of Italy. On February 21, 2012, he left Bologna and signed with Beşiktaş of Turkey for the rest of the season. On July 25, 2013, he signed with Budivelnyk Kyiv of Ukraine for the 2013–14 season.
On August 20, 2015, he signed with BG Göttingen of Germany. On October 23, 2015, he parted ways due to injury with Göttingen after appearing in two games. On November 13, 2015, he signed with Tampereen Pyrintö of the Finnish Korisliiga. 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.
- Martin signs for three years, $2.34 million - NBA - ESPN
- Riverdragons Select Ricky Minard With the No. 1 Overall Pick
- Italian League profile
- Khimki announces Minard
- Unics Kazan inks scorer Minard
- Azovmash Mariupol lands Ricky Minard
- Azovmash Mariupol released Ricky Minard
- Novipiu Casale officially announced Ricky Minard
- Virtus Bologna officially signs Ricky Minard
- Ricky Minard, Virtus Bologna part ways
- Besiktas lands Ricky Minard
- "Budivelnyk signs Ricky Minard". Sportando.net. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- Rouen lands Ricky Minard
- Ricky Minard left Rouen
- BG Goettingen lands Ricky Minard
- BG Goettingen, Ricky Minard part ways
- Ricky Minard inks with Tampere Pyrinto
- Ricky Minard pukee punaista päälle Tampereen Pyrintö Basketball (Finnish)