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M. Basketball: Ryan Slusher

Ryan Slusher

  Position: G    Ht.: 6-5    Wt.: 170
  Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
  Previous School: Grace Christian Academy
  Eligibility: RFr.  Major: Sport Management

2009-10: Redshirted.

High School
: Graduated from Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville, Tenn… Coached by Anthony Lamb, Paul Pridemore, and John Taylor…Lettered five years in basketball…Also lettered in football…Averaged 18.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game…Led the Rams to the Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tenn. where he scored 18 points in a quarterfinal loss to Chattanooga Grace Baptist…First Team All-State…Scored 2,099 points in his high school career…Region 2A Tournament Champions… All-District 13A First Team honors…

Personal: Full name is Nathaniel Ryan Slusher… Born Aug. 10, 1990 in Knoxville, Tenn… Son of David and Carol Slusher… Has a sister, Paige…Majoring in Sport Management… Plans to keep playing or coach…

More about Ryan: Favorite book: “The Bible”; Favorite midnight snack: gushers; Favorite movie: “Rounders”; Favorite musical artist: Jay-Z; Favorite sports teams: Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Volunteers, Duke basketball; How Ryan gets ready for a game: music and prayer; Ryan can’t imagine a week without: A shower; Favorite athlete: LeBron James; Most thrilling moment in sports: State tournament; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: Steak; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; Person Ryan most admires: His mother and sister; Shoe size: 13; Toughest player Ryan has ever played against: Kyle Moore; What people don’t know about Ryan: He was on the wrestling team; When he was a kid, Ryan tried to be like: His brother, who passed away.