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Ryan Amoroso #43

amo.jpg Position: Forward
Height: 6'8“
Weight: 242 lbs.
Born: July 12, 1985
Hometown: Burnsville, MN
High School: Burnsville H.S.

Burnsville High-School

ryan_amoroso_aau.jpg Ryan was a three-year starter at Burnsville High School, averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore and 23.7 points and 11 rebounds during his junior year. He graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Amoroso averaged 24.1 points and 12.2 rebounds, leading Bursnville to the Class 4A state championship game in his senior year. Ryan selected Marquette over Minnesota.

Accolades

  • 2003-04 All-Metro, First Team
  • 2003-04 All-Conference, First Team
  • 2003-04 All-State, First Team


Marquette University

Ryan played in a total of 57 games at Marquette, starting eight. He averaged 5.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game. There has been some speculation that Amoroso transferred due to tension with Tom Crean.

Stats

season GP Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
2004-05 113 10 8 6 186
2005-06 104 14 4 6 146
Totals 217 3.8 24 12 12 332 5.8

2004-2005

Amoroso played in all 31 games, making three starts. He was MU's most productive reserve, averaging six points and 3.6 rebounds in 15.2 minutes. He had six double figure scoring games and MU was 2-1 in games he started. He shot a team high 49.2% from the field and averaged 7.8 points, 4.4 rebounds in Conference USA play, shooting and shot 51.8% from the floor. He was third on the team in rebounding during conference games. He was third on the team in offensive rebounds (44) and scored a career-high 18 points in just 14 minutes against Tulane on January 8th. He collected his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds at Memphis State on January 13th, becoming the first MU freshman to do so since February 2001. He pulled down eight rebounds in just 13 minutes against No. 22 UW-Madison on December 11th and nearly missed his second career double-double with eight points and nine rebounds in a career-high 26 minutes against East Carolina on February 12th. He received Marquette's Super Sub Award.

2005-2006

Amoroso played in 26 games, starting in five. He scored 10 points in his season debut in 13 minutes against Rice on November 18th on four of seven shooting off the bench. He registered a team leading and career high 30 points against South Carolina in the Great Alaska Shootout Championship game on November 26th and recorded career highs in five other categories; field goals (11), field goal attempts (17), three pointers (3), three point attempts (4) and minutes (30). He also matched a career high of 12 rebounds and five free throws in that game. He recorded back-to-back games of double-digit rebounds adding 10 at Nebraska on November 30th and came off the bench with eight points, including two three pointers, and grabbed three rebounds against Valparaiso on December 7th. He tallied nine points and four rebounds at UW-Madison on December 10th and tallied eight points and a team-high eight rebounds in a start against San Francisco. Ryan registered eight points and a team-high eight rebounds for the second consecutive game against Oakland on December 19th and chipped in nine points and seven rebounds against Lewis on December 28th.

Ryan added four points and five rebounds at Seton Hall on January 11th amd led Marquette in rebounding with seven and added seven points at West Virginia on January 14th. He added 14 points, five rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 18 minutes off the bench at Pittsburgh on January 28th and added five poinnts and four rebounds in nine minutes at Rutgers on February 12th.

San Diego State University

2006-2007

Sat out the 2006-07 season due to NCAA transfer rules… Practiced with the team throughout the season.

2007-2008

MWC Rankings: 5th in rebounding, t-5th in offensive rebounds, 6th in defensive rebounds, 14th in minutes played, 16th in scoring A third-team all-MWC selection… Was also tabbed the league's top newcomer in the preseason… Played in all 33 games, making 31 starts, and averaged 30.9 minutes a game to rank second on the squad… Finished the season with the second-most points on the team (377) and was SDSU's third-leading scorer at 11.4 points and top rebounder (6.5 rpg)… Had 18 double-digit scoring efforts in his first year as an Aztec… Began his SDSU career by scoring nine points and grabbing five rebounds as starter vs. Liberty (11-9-07)… Totaled five points, four rebounds vs. Portland (11-10-07)… Scored a team-high 19 points (8-15 FGs) and had six rebounds at Fresno State (11-11-07)… Reached double figures for the second time as an Aztec, scoring 10 points and dishing a career-high three assists at San Diego (11-19-07)… Pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points at California (11-24-07)… Matched his season high with 19 points, while grabbing seven rebounds at LMU (11-28-07)… Had 11 points, five rebounds and two assists vs. Western Michigan (12-1-07)… Tied his career high with three assists vs. UC Riverside (12-4-07)… Posted a team-high nine rebounds vs. Saint Mary's (12-8-07)… Came off the bench and pulled down six rebounds vs. Navy (12-17-07)… Scored 11 points and shared the team high with eight rebounds at Arizona (12-22-07)… Posted seven points and eight rebounds vs. Sam Houston State (12-28-07)… Scored 12 points, while adding four rebounds and one assist vs. TCU (1-5-08)… Grabbed a team-high nine rebounds at New Mexico (1-12-08)… Notched 10 points and eight rebounds during a career-high 39 minutes vs. Utah (1-16-08)… Totaled 16 points and eight rebounds vs. Wyoming (1-19-08)… Scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while grabbing six rebounds vs. UNLV (1-26-08)… Notched his second double-double of the season and third of his career with a season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds at Colorado State (1-29-08)… Tied a career high with 12 rebounds vs. Air Force (2-6-08)… Enjoyed a 7-for-8 shooting night en route to a game-high 20 points at TCU (2-9-08)… Was second on the team with 19 points vs. New Mexico (2-13-08)… Tallied 11 points and six rebounds at Utah (2-16-08)… Notched his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort and eighth in the last 10 games with 12 points at Wyoming (2-19-08)… Had nine points and six rebounds vs. BYU (2-23-08)… Scored five points and pulled down seven rebounds at UNLV (2-26-08)… Equaled his season best in points (23) and field goals (10) after coming off the bench for just the second time this season vs. Colorado State (3-1-08)… Pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, while adding eight points at Air Force (3-8-08)… Sank a career-best nine free throws en route to a game-high 15 points vs. Air Force in the MWC quarterfinals (3-13-08)… Posted his 17th double-digit scoring performance of the year with 18 points against BYU in the MWC semifinals (3-14-08)… Recorded game-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes at Florida (3-19-08) in the first round of the NIT.

Personal

Ryan's parents are Andy and Peggy Amoroso. He also lettered in football and golf at Burnsville High. His hobbies include fishing, poker, golfing and posting videos of himself on YouTube under the screen name “Franchise 040.”


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