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DUSTY RYCHART'S BLOG
201cm / 6'7'' - Forward - 1978 USA-Australian
Dusty Rychart Basketball Career
Born: Aug.11, 1978 in Grand Rapids, USA|
A hard working player who will do all the little things necessary to win. Has good inside moves and is an excellent rebounder with a great nose for the ball. Possesses a nice shooting touch and is a solid defensive player
Grand Rapids, Minn. / Grand Rapids HoopsS.
1997-1998: Minnesota (NCAA): Redshirted
1998-1999: Minnesota (NCAA): 21 games: 3.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 0.5apg
1999-2000: Minnesota (NCAA, starting five): 28 games: 11.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.5apg
2000-2001: Minnesota (NCAA, starting five): 31 games: 14.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg
2001-2002: Minnesota (NCAA, starting five): 31 games: 13.1ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0apg
2002 July: Shaw's Pro Summer League (Minnesota Timberwolves)
2002-2003: Victoria Giants (Australia-NBL, starting five), left in Dec '02: 14 games: 16.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 0.9apg, then moved to Adelaide 36ers (Australia-NBL, starting five): 10 games: 17.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg
2003-2004: Adelaide 36ers (Australia-NBL, starting five): 30 games: 21.9ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.9apg
2004-2005: Adelaide 36ers (Australia-NBL, starting five): 32 games: 21.4ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.9apg
2005: Hawkes Bay Hawks (New Zealand-NBL, starting five): 18 games: 16.8ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 15.4%, FT: 64.0%
2005-2006: Adelaide 36ers (Australia-NBL, starting five): 31 games: 18.8ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.1apg
2006 June: Howard Pulley League in Minneapolis, MN
2006-2007: Brisbane Bullets (Australia-NBL, starting five): 39 games: 15.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.5apg
2007: North Adelaide Rockets (Australia-ABA, starting five)
2007-2008: Brisbane Bullets (Australia-NBL, starting five): 32 games: 16.2ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 60.0%
2008: Brisbane Capitals (Australia-ABA, starting five): 10 games: 18.1ppg, 12.6rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 39.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.7%
2008-2009: Wollongong Hawks (Australia-NBL, starting five): 30 games: 15.1ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 65.7%
2009-2010: Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL, starting five): 28 games: 11.9ppg, Reb-3(6.8rpg), 1.6apg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 60.6%
2010-2011: Skytrans Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL, starting five): 34 games: 8.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 15.4%, FT: 67.4%
2011-2012: Skytrans Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL): 14 games: 6.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 0.7apg, FGP: 43.0%, FT: 72.7%
2012: Cairns Marlins (Australia-QBL): 6 games: 13.5ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 56.3%, FT: 81.8%
2012-2013: Skytrans Cairns Taipans (Australia-NBL): 15 games: 3.9ppg, 2.0rpg
2013: Brisbane Capitals (Australia-QBL, starting five): 19 games: 17.1ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 74.3%
2014: Brisbane Capitals (Australia-QBL, starting five): 17 games: 16.8ppg, 13.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 76.3%
2015: Brisbane Capitals (Australia-QBL)
Third Team All-Big Ten -02
Australian NBL All-Stars Game -05
Australiabasket.com All-NBL 2nd Team -05
New Zealand NBL Regular Season Runner-Up -05
New Zealand NBL Finalist -05
Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL 2nd Team -05
Australiabasket.com New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team -05
Australian NBL All-Star Game -06: 14pts
Australiabasket.com Australian NBL All-Import Players 2nd Team -06
Australian NBL Champion -07
Australian NBL Regular Season Champion -07
Australian NBL Semifinals -08
Australiabasket.com Australian NBL All-Imports 2nd Team -08
Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention -08, 10
Australiabasket.com Australian NBL All-Imports Team -10
Australian NBL Finalist -11
Australian QBL Finalist -13
Australian QBL-Group B Regular Season Champion -14
Australian QBL Semifinals -14
Mustafa First Blog! - Dec 1, 2011
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Welcome me for the FIRST time readers and fellow bloggers!!!! For those that dont know me Im a former University of Arizona Wildcat PG ( not to be confused with a Sun Devil) born in West Philadelphia, but raised in Uptown Philly. Almost sounds like the Fresh Prince of Bel - Air opening song West Philadelphia born and raised.... HA....
When I started out playing the game of basketball, I had no idea it would take me all over the world. When I was younger, all I knew about bball was playing in my neighborhood and traveling to surrounding areas to compete. My rst memorable moment was having my uncle lift me up to score a basketfelt like a dunk back then! But now that I think about it, my uncle is only 510 so how did he ever lift me up on a regulation basket?!?!?! Something seems sketchy, either my uncle or my memory LOLwell at least for my memorys sake, I now have my own blog to accurately capture my memorable moments, but now they cant be fabricated LOL When I was your age I could grab a silver dollar off the backboard and place a collect call before I came down Guess that would never fly now
Well anyway, now here I stand in my 5th year out of college, a professional athlete, and enjoying every minute of it. Every job has its ups and downs but how can I complain? Ive played in 5 countrys (Poland, Spain, Greece, France, and currently Italy) and got my rst true NBA shot last year with the Washington Wizards. I was called up and signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder from the NBAs developmental league in 2009-10 season also; but didn't log one minute of game action. None the less it was also a great experience being a part of a class act organization spearheaded by owner Clay Bennett and GM Sam Presti. Facing the Lakers in the playoffs and being a part of the preparation and mindset has certainly helped me.
I must say, my funniest experiences or most interesting moments being a professional athlete has been living abroad. Always on the communication side like when Im ordering food , I have the most hilarious dialogues, its like Im playing Pictionary to describe what dish I want. Somehow I make it work.. I arrived in Casale Monferatto, Italy 2 weeks ago and its been everything Ive been looking for as far as an opportunity to play my game. Coach Marco is a big part of why I am happy to be here. The biggest thing I admire about our coach Marco Crespi is his ability and passion to help players improve. His attention to detail is exactly what I need. I was making small mistakes that he was able to quickly help me change and after my rst two outings Im above 50 percent in FGs and 3pt percentage. In my rst game I had my overseas career high of 30pts and got the win. Nothing better than winning and seeing hard work pay off. Outside of that I have awesome teammates that have accepted me and given me the confidence to be myself. Its not always easy when the new guy arrives but its been an easy transition with great guys.. Cant forget how important it is having former Rio Grande Valley (D-league) teammates Garrett Temple and Matt Janning here. Familiar faces with like experiences are truly helpful on and off the court. Follow me on twitter (@stafshakur) for more updates...
Alright its time for my official NapUntil next time CIAO!!!!
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Awards 2015- May.20, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Player of the Year: Raelin D'Alie (168-PG-87) of Bologna; Guard of the Year: Raelin D'Alie (168-PG-87) of Bologna; Forward of the Year: Simona Ballardini (183-F-81) of San Pietro; Center of the Year: Maria Laterza (191-C-89) of San Giovanni; Bosman Player of the Year: Diana Voynova (194-C/F-88) of Stabia; Domestic Player of the Year: Raelin D'Alie (168-PG-87) of Bologna; Import Player of the Year: Erica Sanchez (182-F/C-76) of Alghero; Defensive Player of the Year: Arianna Landi (179-SG-96) of B [read more]
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2015- May.13, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Finals MVP: Laura Macchi (188-F-79) of Familia Schio; Player of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio; Guard of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio; Forward of the Year: Ashley Walker (187-F/C-87) of Ragusa; Center of the Year: Isabelle Yacoubou (190-C-86) of Familia Schio; Bosman Player of the Year: Isabelle Yacoubou (190-C-86) of Familia Schio; Import Player of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio; Domestic Player of the Year: Laura Macchi [read more]
| Pamela Rosanio selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games- Apr.24, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
We bring you last week's top performances from Italians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, agency: Josep and Nicolas) could not help Perfumerias Avenida (24-2) in their last game. Despite her good performance the league leader Perfumerias Avenida lost 70-85 on the road to the second-ranked Argon Uni Girona.
We bring you last week's top performances from Italians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an international swingman Pamela Rosanio (178-86, college: Massachusetts, currently plays in Sweden). Rosanio could not help Umea (21-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite her very good performance the first-placed Umea (21-1) was edged 87-84 on the road by the second-ranked Northland in the Places 1-8 group.
Rosanio was the top scorer with 26 points. She also added 5 rebounds.
Rosanio is currently third on the league's list of top scorers.
She has individually a very good season with high stats. Rosanio averages: 17.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3FGP: 50.5%(51-101) and FT: 81.1%.
She is a naturalized American.
Rosanio is currently a member of the Italian senior national team. She used to play for C.U.S. Chieti in Italian league.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Ilaria Zanoni (180-86, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Pamela Rosanio. But that was another game of her team in Swedish Damligan which we would like to mention.
Zanoni. She was not able to help Umea (21-1) in their last game. Despite Zanoni's good performance Umea lost 65-70 at home to the second-ranked Northland in the Places 1-8 group.
She was the top scorer with 14 points. Zanoni also added 5 steals (made all of her six free throws) in 31 minutes.
This year Zanoni's overall stats are: 9.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg, 2.6spg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 32.8% and FT: 77.8% in 28 games she played so far.
She is in the roster of the Italian senior national team.
#3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Emily Correal (190-90, agency: Interperformances, college: William & Mary, currently plays in Sweden) faced previously mentioned Ilaria Zanoni in the Swedish Damligan last game.
Correal contributed to Northland's victory against the leader Umea (21-1) 70-65.
She recorded 8 points in 25 minutes.
This year Correal's total stats are: 10.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 47.9% and FT: 76.5% in 14 games.
She is a naturalized American.
Correal is also a member of the Italian senior national team. She used to play for Fila San Martino Di Lupari in Italian league.
#4. An experienced forward Nnena Wabara (183-81, agency: Two Points, college: Baylor, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Crusaders (8-10) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Wabara's good performance Crusaders was badly defeated 82-63 in Sheffield by the leading Hatters.
She was the top scorer with 13 points. Wabara also added 3 steals.
Wabara has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.7spg.
She used to play for the Italian national team
back in 2013.
The list of other players, who all have Italian passport but never been selected to any of Italian national teams:
#1. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Spain) could not help Perfumerias Avenida (24-2) in their last game. Despite her good performance the league leader Perfumerias Avenida lost 70-85 on the road to the second-ranked Argon Uni Girona.
Ferrari recorded 10 points in 29 minutes.
This year Ferrari averages: 8.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg in 31 games she played so far.
She has a dual citizenship: Paraguayan and Italian.
#2. Nicole Romeo (168-G-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Washington, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Rotenburg/Scheessel (12-10) 78-62 in the German DBBL in Friday night's game.
Romeo scored 9 points.
TSV 1880 Wasserburg (22-0) is placed first in the DBBL.
So far her team won all twenty two games in the Semi-Finals.
It's Romeo's first season with the team.
Her total stats this year are: 7.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg.
Romeo is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Italian.
Other top Italian players, who play abroad:
Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russian PBL
Alessandra Tava (183-F-91) plays for Umea in Swedish Damligan
Michelle Greco (176-G-80) plays for Edirne in Turkish TKBL
Elena Bestagno (177-PG-91) plays for R.Spirou Monceau in Belgian Division I
Angela Marino (166-PG-86) plays for Adelaide Lightning in Australian WNBL
Alexandra Petrova (185-C-98) plays for Levski in Bulgarian NBL
Valentina Primossi (173-PG-91) plays for Cape Breton University in Canadian university league CIS
Laura Balmat (170-G-93) plays for Nyon in Swiss LNB
Florencia Palacios (183-G/F-85) plays for Sparta in Luxembourg Total League
Notice: The list above includes only some of the Italian playing currently abroad. Go to Italian Abroad Page to see completed list.
| Ilaria Zanoni selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games Apr.17, 2015 |
| Ilaria Zanoni selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games Apr.10, 2015 |
| Pamela Rosanio selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games Apr.3, 2015 |
| Pamela Rosanio's 34 points make her top Italian player abroad of the week Mar.27, 2015 |
| Pamela Rosanio selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games Mar.20, 2015 |
| Stefania Trimboli signs at Battipaglia Feb.27, 2015 |
| Antonella Contestabile is a newcomer at Milano Feb.27, 2015 |
| Ashleigh Fontenette (ex IMOS Brno) joins Napoli Dec.31, 2014 |
| Civitanova signs Linda Manzini Dec.18, 2014 |
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Awards 2014 May.20, 2014 |
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group A Awards 2014 May.20, 2014 |
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2014 May.5, 2014 |
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2013 May.13, 2013 |
| Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Awards 2013 May.13, 2013 |
| NBDL? Apr.12, 2013 |
| Finnish Three Point Champ: Like I Said!!! Mar.26, 2013 |
| Love The World!!! Mar.12, 2013 |
| Best Three Point Shooter In The World Hands Down!!! Jan.6, 2013 |
| Tragedy and Triumph!!! Dec.14, 2012 |
| The Man With The Golden Wrist!!! Dec.12, 2012 |
| OH HAPPY DAYS!!! Dec.10, 2012 |
| A Day in The Life! Dec.7, 2012 |
| "POWER OF THE POSITIVE!!!" Oct.24, 2012 |
| I Set The Record!!! Oct.18, 2012 |
| Triple Decker Sweet Milk Sandwich!!! Oct.8, 2012 |
| And We're Off!!! 1-0 Oct.6, 2012 |
| ME-WE Oct.5, 2012 |
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