Ryan Rossiter

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Ryan Rossiter
Ryan Rossiter.jpg
No. 22 – Link Tochigi Brex
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1989-09-14) September 14, 1989 (age 29)
Staten Island, New York
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolMonsignor Farrell
(Staten Island, New York)
CollegeSiena (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Denain ASC Voltaire
2012–2013Canton Charge
2013–presentLink Tochigi Brex
Career highlights and awards

Ryan Rossiter (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball power forward with the Link Tochigi Brex of the Japan Basketball League. Rossiter was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player of the year and an All-American as a senior at Siena College in 2010–11.

College career[edit]

Rossiter, a 6'9" big man out of Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, New York, played college basketball at Siena College. Rossiter showed signs of potential as a freshman, starting 11 games as the Saints made the 2008 NCAA tournament. As a sophomore, he started all 34 games and averaged 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as the Saints made another NCAA tournament appearance.

As a junior Rossiter broke out, averaging 13.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game and leading the conference in rebounding and field goal percentage (.571). Rossiter was named first team all-conference as the Saints won their third straight MAAC title and NCAA appearance. As a senior, Rossiter improved again. He averaged 18.7 points and 13.2 rebounds per game (placing him second nationally in rebounds per game to Morehead State's Kenneth Faried). Rossiter was named MAAC player of the year and an honorable mention Associated Press All-American. Rossiter graduated as Siena's all-time leading rebounder with 1,151 in his four years. He finished with 1,457 points and 167 blocked shots (third in school history).[1]

Butler's Andrew Smith and Siena's Ryan Rossiter both try to anticipate the rebound, as Butler's Shawn Vanzant closes in from behind. Photo taken November 23, 2010.

Professional career[edit]

After the completion of his college career, Rossiter was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft. He signed with Denain ASC Voltaire of the French LNB Pro B in August 2011.[2] For the season, Rossiter averaged 13.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.

In 2012, Rossiter made the roster of the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[3] In 2013, he joined Link Tochigi Brex in Japan.[4] Rossiter won the Japan National Basketball League's MVP Trophy for the month of December 2013, a month in which he averaged 24.1 points per game and 13.1 rebounds per game. Rossiter returned to play for Link Tochigi Brex for the 2014-2015 Japan Basketball League season. During the 2017 B.League Semifinals, Rossiter hit a game winning layup with 2 seconds remaining to send his team to the finals, which they then won.

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Rossiter won an championship
* Led the league
2013-14 Tochigi 54 54 32.9 .580 .306 .737 11.8 1.8 0.9 1.1 21.3
2014-15 Tochigi 53 52 33.5 .538 .500 .645 13.3 3.1 1.1 1.1 19.9
2015-16 Tochigi 47 47 35.7 .552 .231 .527 12.6 3.1 1.9 0.9 23.7
2016-17† Tochigi 59 59 30.7 .507 .284 .445 13.3* 3.2 1.5 0.8 17.3
2017-18 Tochigi 57 56 28.3 .465 .339 .426 10.2 4.4 1.2 0.3 13.5


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