Ryan Rossiter

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Ryan Rossiter
Ryan Rossiter.jpg
No. 32 – Link Tochigi Brex
Position Power forward
League Japan Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-09-14) September 14, 1989 (age 28)
Staten Island, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Monsignor Farrell
(Staten Island, New York)
College Siena (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Denain ASC Voltaire
2012–2013 Canton Charge
2013–present Link 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]

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.

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