Ryan Amoroso

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Ryan Amoroso
Fulgor Libertas Forlì
Position Power forward
League Serie A2 Basket
Personal information
Born (1985-07-12) July 12, 1985 (age 32)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Burnsville Senior High School
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Andrea Costa Imola
2010–2011 Snæfell
2011–2012 Morpho Basket Piacena
2013 Snæfell
2013–2014 Nord Barese
2014–2015 Pallacanestro Mantovana
2015–2016 Ferro Carril Oeste
2016–2017 Pallacanestro 2.015 Forli
2017–present Comunicaciones Mercedes
Career highlights and awards

Ryan Anthony Amoroso (born July 12, 1985) is an American basketball player currently playing for Comunicaciones Mercedes in the Argentinian Torneo Nacional de Ascenso. He was the starting power forward for the Aztecs of San Diego State University.

High school career[edit]

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ryan Amoroso attended Burnsville Senior High School in Burnsville, Minnesota. As a senior, Amoroso averaged 24.1 points and 12 rebounds per game, leading the team to the Minnesota State Championship game before losing to Chaska Senior High School and an overall record of 29–5. Amoroso led the Lake Conference in scoring and rebounding his senior and junior seasons also setting school records in career points and rebounds. Additionally, Amoroso was an all-conference and all-state selection both his junior and senior years.
After completing his high school career, Amoroso signed a National Letter of Intent with Marquette University.

Collegiate career[edit]

Amoroso began his career at Marquette University where he played in all 31 games for the Golden Eagles during his freshman year, who finished with a 19–12 record and a berth in the NIT during the 2004–2005 season.[1] He averaged 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in just 15.2 minutes per game. Amoroso made three starts during the year and saw his numbers increase as the season progressed. He managed to put up 18 points and 8 rebounds against Tulane University on January 8, 2005, while just playing 14 minutes, and became the first Golden Eagle freshman to record a double-double since 2001 by scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against the University of Memphis. Amoroso left Marquette after arguing with then coach Tom Crean about the amount of time he spent playing poker online.[citation needed] He transferred to San Diego State University, where he sat out the 2006–2007 season due to NCAA transfer rules.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Amoroso signed with Andrea Costa Agnet Imola Basket in Imola, Italy for the 2009–2010 season.

During the 2010–2011 season he played for Snæfell in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild[4] and averaged 18.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. He helped the club win both the Supercup[5] and the Company cup.[6] He was selected to the seasons All-star game where he scored 14 points.[7] During Snæfell's playoffs series against Stjarnan, Amoroso was caught in a controversy when he refused to shake the hand of Teitur Örlygsson, the head coach of Stjarnan, after the first game of the series, resulting a shouting match between the two. After the second game, he again refused to shake the hand of most of the members of Stjarnan, again resulting in a confrontation.[8][9][10]

He returned to Snæfell in January 2013.[11]

Amoroso signed with Comunicaciones Mercedes of the Argentinian Torneo Nacional de Ascenso in August 2017.[12]


  1. ^ "Ryan Amoroso Bio". Marquette Golden Eagles Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Amoroso". GoAztecs.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Mike (2006-07-18). "Amoroso leaves Marquette for SDSU". San Diego Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Amoroso og Braun leika með Snæfelli". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 September 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Snæfell og KR urðu meistarar". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 October 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  6. ^ Elvar Geir Magnússon (26 September 2010). "Snæfell vann Lengjubikarinn eftir spennuleik". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Stjörnuleikur karla (2011 Tímabil)". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  8. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (29 March 2011). "Aftur neitaði Amoroso að taka í hönd Stjörnumanna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  9. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (29 March 2011). "Teitur: Amoroso öskraði "fuck you" á mig". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (29 March 2011). "Ingi: Teitur myndi ekki trufla okkur þó hann væri nakinn hinum megin". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Amoroso aftur í Snæfell" [Amoroso back with Snæfell] (in Icelandic). Visir.is. 2013-01-31. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "COMUNICACIONES DE MERCEDES CONFIRMÓ EL FICHAJE DE RYAN AMOROSO". canchalatina.com. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 

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