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Ryan Blackwell #32 | Coach

Location: Syracuse, New York
Player Bio

Ryan Blackwell made an immediate impact on the Syracuse basketball team in the 1997-98 season, leading the team in rebounding his sophomore year. He was a excellent defender and was often responsible for guarding the best big man on the other team. With his ball handling skills, Blackwell was often called upon to help bring the ball up the court to break the press. In the Big East Tournament, Blackwell would play stellar. He would have 16 rebounds in the first round against Villanova. In the second game, Blackwell would hit the game winning shot at the end of overtime to beat St. John's He would lead the team in rebounding again his junior season, along with most minutes played. During his senior season, Blackwell helped the Orangemen win the Big East regular season championship. He was named to the All Big East Third Team that season. Blackwell would play professional basketball overseas in Japan, England, France, Portugal and Uruguay. He went on to coach professionally in Japan, and is now the Head Coach of Liverpool High School in Central New York.

Alma Mater: Syracuse University
Salary: $157272.00