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24 Ryan Pearson

 

2011-12: CAA Player of the Year ... Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention ... Earned USBWA All-District and VaSID All-State First Team honors ... Started every game and ranked third in the conference in scoring (17.0 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (8.2 rpg) while shooting 50.3 percent from the field, ranked seventh in the CAA ... Led the team in points, rebounds, and steals (43) while also adding 58 assists and 15 blocks ... Named CAA Player of the Week twice during the season ... Recorded 12 double-doubles and scored in double figures in all but six games ... Opened the season with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds, adding one block, one steal and an assist against Rhode Island (Nov. 11) ... The game began a stretch of three consecutive double-doubles to start the year .... Poured in 23 points along with six rebounds , three steals and an assist against Brown (Nov. 21) ... Followed with 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal a day later in win over Albany (Nov. 22) ... Chipped in 25 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist against Manhattan (Dec. 23) ... Scored a career-high 35 points and added 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in win at College of Charleston (Dec. 30) ... Contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds along with a steal at Old Dominion (Jan. 5) ... Recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds with four steals and two blocks against Delaware (Jan. 18) ... Poured in 29 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in win over James Madison (Jan. 28) ... Contributed 24 points and 11 rebounds along with one assist against VCU (Feb. 14) ... Scored 24 points and fell one rebound short of a double-double against the Rams two weeks later (Feb. 25) ... Dished five assists, a career high, in CAA quarterfinal win over Georgia State (Mar. 3).

 

2010-11: All-CAA Second Team ... Appeared in every game, starting all but one ... Led the team and ranked 13th in the CAA in rebounds (6.7 rpg) and was second in scoring (14.2 ppg), a mark that was 14th in the conference ... Also notched 40 assists, 32 steals and 20 blocks while averaging more than 30 minutes per game ... Posted six double-doubles, highest on the team, and scored in double figures in all but three games ... Recorded 11 points, three assists, three steals and two rebounds in win over Charlotte (Nov. 18) ... Recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds, along with two blocks, two assists and a steal in just 18 minutes of action against Radford (Nov. 24) ... Posted 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added four rebounds and two steals against Loyola (Dec. 8) ... Registered 17 points and 11 rebounds along with two assists and a block in double-overtime win at Duquesne (Dec. 22) ... Scored 19 points, five boards, two assists and two steals against Delaware (Jan. 3) ... Poured in 22 points, eight rebounds a steal and an assist at Hofstra (Jan. 5) ... Scored career-high 24 points and added six rebounds and two steals in win at Northeastern (Jan. 12) ... Earned CAA Player of the Week award (Jan. 18) ... Registered 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block against Hofstra (Feb. 2) ... Tallied a double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, one block, a steal and an assist in win over Old Dominion (Feb. 5) ... Picked up second CAA Player of the Week honor (Feb. 7) ...  Contributed 18 points and eight rebounds along with three assists at VCU (Feb. 15) ... Posted a double-double, including a school record-tying 13-for-13 night at the free throw line, contributing 21 points and 15 rebounds while grabbing a steal in win at Northern Iowa (Feb. 19) ... Was named CAA Player of the Week for third time during the season (Feb. 21) ... Added 18 points and 15 rebounds along with a block, one steal and one assist against Northeastern (Feb. 24) ... Scored 14 points, five rebounds, and career-high four assists along with two steals against Ohio State in NCAA Third Round (Mar. 20).

2009-10: Led the team in rebounding was second in scoring and steals... Has four double-doubles on the season... Scored in double figures with eight rebounds in Mason's first three games before being held to five points and one rebound against Georgia Tech and then two points and three rebounds against Indiana... Set career high with three assists at Tulane... Had team-high 14 points and eight rebounds at UNCW while also handing out two assists with two steals... Had 17 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four steals vs. Creighton... Had 16 points and tied career high with 13 rebounds against VMI... Had 17 points, eight rebounds and two steals, all team-highs, in win over Old Dominion... Had 17 points, four boards and two steals against Hofstra including 7 of 9 from the free throw line... Had career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds at Northeastern... Had career-high four assists at James Madison... Had 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes at Hofstra... Had four assists to go with 12 points and nine rebounds at Towson... Had 13 points and eight rebounds at Georgia State and followed that up with 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks at Drexel... Set a new career high with 22 points against VCU in the CAA Tournament.. Closed the season with 16 points against Fairfield.

2008-09: Selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team... Played 32 of 33 games with one start as a freshman, missing lone contest due to injury... Finished the season fifth on the team in scoring, fourth in rebounding and third in field-goal percentage... Averaged 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 48.8 percent from the field in just 17.1 minutes per game... Scored in double figures nine times... Twice named CAA Rookie of the Week... Scored 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting with six rebounds in career-high 30 minutes in collegiate debut at Vermont (11/15)... Had 14 points in just 15 minutes against Mount St. Mary's (11/25)... Followed that up with 13 points against Ohio (11/29)... Had first collegiate double-double with 12 points and career-high 13 rebounds against Tulane (12/22)... Also scored in double figures against UNC Wilmington (1/3) and James Madison (1/17)... Had career-high 18 points in 21 minutes at Old Dominion (1/31) on 8 of 10 shooting from the field... Followed that up with 16 points and five rebounds against Hofstra (2/3).

High School: Earned varsity letters in basketball at Christ the King High School... As a senior, averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and three assists... Named All-State and All-City as a senior... Was the co-MVP of the Jordan Classic Regional All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden after scoring 36 points to go with 15 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a two-point loss... As a junior, scored 10 ppg and grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game.

Personal: Mother is Leslie Pearson and stepfather is Derrald Curry... Has one sister, Destiny, 9... Godfather is Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers... Also recruited by St. John's, Florida, Fordham, Manhattan and UMass... Major is Sports Management.

PEARSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

 

GP-GS

MIN-AVG

FG

FGA

PCT

3FG

3FGA

PCT

FT

FTA

PCT

O-D

REB

AVG

PF-D

AST

BLK

ST

PTS

AVG

08-09

32-1

548-17.1

81

166

.488

0

1

.000

63

98

.643

40-75

115

3.6

54-1

23

8

18

225

7.0

09-10

30-28

851-28.4

128

280

.457

14

49

.286

87

133

.654

57-134

191

6.4

86-4

36

15

34

357

11.9

10-11

34-33

1030-30.3

163

319

.511

18

45

.400

138

195

.708

64-165

229

6.7

88-1

40

20

32

482

14.2

TOTAL

96-62

2429-25.3

372

765

.486

32

95

.337

288

426

.676

161-374

535

5.6

228-6

99

43

84

1064

11.1

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 237
Year: Senior
Hometown: Far Rockaway, N.Y.
High School: Christ the King
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