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Matt  Ryan
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

High School:
Iona Prep

Last College:
Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 209

Position:
F

 

General:
6’7 forward who transferred to Vanderbilt from Vanderbilt in the summer of 2017…will sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules…Is a career 39.8% shooter from three.

Sophomore at Notre Dame (2016-17):
Played in all 36 games as a sophomore and averaged 3.6 points per game…Came off the bench in the ACC semifinal victory over Florida State to score 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from three point range…Matched his season-high with nine minutes played in an ACC game at NC State, shooitng 2-of-4 from three-point range…Scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range, while collecting a season-high five rebounds, in the victory over North Carolina A&T…Exploded off the bench against Chicago State, hitting first five 3FG attempts and eventually finishing 7-14 from three-point range with a career-high 23 points…Hit 2-of-5 from three point range with four rebounds vs. Loyola Maryland.

Freshman at Notre Dame (2015-16):
Played in 36 games and made four starts as a true freshman…Averaged 5.6 points per game…Made 46 threes…Hit a key three pointer with 12:18 remaining in the second half vs. Michigan (3/18/16) during the first round of the NCAA tournament to cap Notre Dame's comeback from a 12-point halftime deficit…Exploded for a career-high 17 points off the bench in the first half vs. NC State (3/5/16), scoring eight consecutive points on his first three shots of the game (two three pointers, one jumper)…Made his first career start vs. Georgia Tech (1/13/16), scoring 10 points and grabbing a career-best seven rebounds while playing a career-high 35 minutes…Played 26 minutes and scored 11 points against Iowa (11/27/15) in the Advocare Invitational.

High School:
Named 2015 Mr. New York Basketball following senior campaign at Iona Prep in which he averaged 20.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg…Led the Gaels to a 22-6 record en route to the program's first Class AA Archdiocesan Championship…Participated in the Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic, Jordan Brand Regional All-Star Game and joined current Notre Dame classmate Rex Pflueger in the Capital Classic…Played in only eight games during his junior year after undergoing double-hip surgery in March 2014…Played on New Heights AAU team in 2012-13 and 2011-12.

Personal:
Full name is Matthew Richard Ryan…Born in White Plains, New York…Son of Richard and Laurie Ryan, along with older sister, Mikela and younger brother, Michael…Was a member of National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and National Italian Honor Society.

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