2012 / Undrafted
| 220 lb (100 kg)|
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
| February 27, 1990 (age 25)
Far Rockaway, New York (1990-02-27) |
Christ the King
(Queens, New York)
George Mason Patriots men's basketball
Small forward, Power forward
Ryan Pearson (basketball) Wikipedia
Ryan Pearson (born February 27, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for JDA Dijon Basket of the LNB Pro A and is known for his All-American college career at George Mason University.
Pearson, a 6'6" small forward from Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, played high school basketball at Christ the King Regional High School in Queens. He committed to play college basketball at George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia for head coach Jim Larranaga. In his freshman season of 2008–09, Pearson 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, earning a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-rookie team. As a sophomore, Pearson entered the Patriots' starting lineup, averaging 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
As a junior, Pearson led the Patriots to a 26-7 record and a CAA regular-season championship. George Mason went to the 2011 NCAA Tournament, losing to #1 seed Ohio State in the third round. Pearson increased his averages to 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and gaining second-team all-CAA honors. In his senior year, Pearson led the Patriots to a 24-9 record in new coach Paul Hewitt's first season. Pearson again improved his production, averaging 17.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Pearson was named CAA player of the year and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. For his career, Pearson scored 1,626 points and collected 806 rebounds.
On August 9, 2012, Pearson signed his first professional contract with BC Hoverla of the Ukrainian Super League. Pearson started the 2013–14 season with Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Super League. After a few games with Ashdod he moved to the Antwerp Giants in Belgium.