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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, starting five)
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
Time Brings Change....NBA brings opportunity! - Oct 16, 2012
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Without a doubt, time brings change, and as we evolve the world around us evolves. In the world of basketball and sports, one could say your either getting better and evolving or getting worse. Worse because someone else is out there getting better, evolving! For the past five months, I have been evolving, trying to figure out what is next for me in this ever changing world! Wise men, we often read about in books and see in movies always seem to have the perfect metaphor's for life. One's like; "life is like a game of chess." Alwasys be two steps ahead. You have to plan, and always be ready to make your next move, just like chess! For me right now, this couldn't be more of a reality, as I am now making the transition from playing overseas for the last seven years into being an NBA coach.
Just four months ago, I was celebrating winning a championship with my teammates in France. Not looking towards the future at the time, but knowing I would have the possibility of playing another season in Europe, for more money and with a better club. It seemed like the obvious choice. But, like most things in life, things never turn out how you would expect them to. Instead of playing another season, I decided to get started on a coaching career. So, as I currently sit at my desk, here in Cleveland and think about this next journey and how I and the world around me will evolve. I have mixed emotions, knowing that I can still play at a high level. It makes it even worse competing with our guys in open gyms and in drills. I feel my game is at it's best right now, when you play with the best players in the world, your going to get better. The hardest part is when people ask why I stopped, or when my parents tease me about maybe getting the chance to play in a game. They actually probably are 100% serious. I tell my parents I could get a easy 10ppg 5rpg still, and we laugh but in the end. I tell myself time brings change, and nothing lasts forever, in sports and in life.
I know my transition from playing to working with the Cleveland Cavaliers won't be easy, but when has something you want in life come easy? Just being here in Cleveland has been a blessing, and even though I do miss playing. I can still get my fix by competing with our guys. It's a blessing because I get the opportunity to learn from a great young coaching staff, lead by three time NBA champion Coach Byron Scott . The basketball facility's are some of the best in NBA and world. The owner Dan Gilbert and our staff are amazing, and most importantly is the fan's! We have the most loyal and supportive fans in the NBA. As I make the transition, and adapt I encourage you as well start to plan your next move, and remember nothing last forever!
Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego)r (200-F-82, college: San Diego)
| Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Awards 2015- Jun.23, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Finals MVP: Tim Blue (205-PF-84) of Antibes; Player of the Year: Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84) of Monaco; Guard of the Year: Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84) of Monaco; Forward of the Year: Tim Blue (205-PF-84) of Antibes; Center of the Year: Allen Durham (198-F/C-88) of Nantes; Domestic Player of the Year: Axel Julien (185-PG-92) of Hyeres-Toulon; Import Player of the Year: Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84) of Monaco; Bosman Player of the Year: Ivan Almeida (198-SF-89) of Roanne; Defensive Player of the Yea [read more]
| Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Awards 2015- May.12, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Player of the Year: Keisha Hampton (187-F-90) of Dunkerque Guard of the Year: Emmanuelle Gorjeu (172-G-89) of Dunkerque Forward of the Year: Keisha Hampton (187-F-90) of Dunkerque Center of the Year: Johanna Cortinovis (190-F/C-86) of Charnay Import Player of the Year: Keisha Hampton (187-F-90) of Dunkerque Domestic Player of the Year: Emmanuelle Gorjeu (172-G-89) of Dunkerque Bosman Player of the Year: Simona Podesvova (186-F-83) of Reims Defensive Player of the Year: Magali Mendy... [read more]
| Sandrine Gruda selected the top French playing abroad in last week's games- Apr.9, 2015 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of French who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international center Sandrine Gruda (193-87, agency: Comsport). She led UMMC Ekaterinburg to a victory over the eighth-ranked Energy Ivanovo in the Russian PBL in Friday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of French who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international center Sandrine Gruda (193-87, agency: Comsport, currently plays in Russia). She led UMMC Ekaterinburg to a victory over the eighth-ranked Energy Ivanovo (6-12) crushing them 83-39 in the Russian PBL in Friday night's game.
Gruda was MVP of the game. She scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court.
UMMC Ekaterinburg (17-1) is placed first in the PBL.
It's Gruda's eighth season with the team.
Gruda belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #2) and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Gruda averages: 17.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 59.4%(117-197) and FT: 62.2% in 16 games she played so far.
She is currently a member of the French senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Isabelle Yacoubou (190-86, also represented by Comsport, currently plays in Italy). Yacoubou was the major contributor in a Familia Schio's victory against the eighth-ranked Cagliari CUS (9-15) crushing them 98-59 in the Italian Serie A1 last Friday.
She recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Yacoubou also added 2 blocks and 4 steals.
Famila Wuber Schio (21-3) is placed second in the Serie A1.
It was her team's 12th consecutive victory in a row.
Yacoubou belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5.
She has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 53.8% and FT: 74.3%.
Yacoubou is in the roster of the French senior national team.
#3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international point guard Lucie Bouthors (174-88, currently plays in Turkey). She could not help Osmaniye (5-21) in their last game. Despite Bouthors' good performance the bottom-ranked Osmaniye lost 81-93 at home to the much higher-ranked (#4) Istanbul Universitesi.
She scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 26 minutes.
The Regular Season already ended.
It's Bouthors' first season with the team.
This year Bouthors' overall stats are: 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 34.4%, 3FGP: 31.3% and FT: 79.1% in 18 games.
Former Cote d'Opale Basket Calais starter played for the French U20 national team seven years ago.
#4. Forward Lola De Angelis (179-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked UCAM Jairis (6-15) 76-57 in the Spanish LF2 (second division) in Saturday night's game.
De Angelis scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Grupo EM Leganes (16-5) is placed third in Group B.
It was her team's ninth consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year De Angelis' total stats are: 5.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.4spg in 19 games.
She used to play for the French U20 national team
back in 2013.
The list of other players, who all have French passport but never been selected to any of French national teams:
#1. Naignouma Coulibaly (191-C-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Hungary) could not help Miskolc (12-6) in their last game. Despite her good performance Miskolc was edged 77-74 on the road by the leading MKB Euroleasing.
Coulibaly had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 14 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Coulibaly is ranked first on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (third place).
This year she has very good stats: 11.8ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg and 2.4spg in 24 games she played so far.
Coulibaly has a dual citizenship: Mali and French.
#2. Soana Lucet (185-F-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Arizona, currently plays in Germany) led Eisvogel Freiburg to an easy victory against the second-ranked Herner TC (18-4) 72-57 in the German DBBL in Saturday night's game.
She recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds.
Eisvogel USC Freiburg (9-13) is placed seventh in the DBBL.
Lucet is currently fifth on the league's list of top scorers.
She has individually a very good season with high stats. Lucet averages: 16.2ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.6apg and 2.0spg.
#3. Alexia Rol (177-F-89, currently plays in Switzerland) led Helios to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Bellinzona (4-12) crushing them 104-57 in the Swiss LNA on Monday night.
She was the best player in that game. Rol scored 28 points (!!!), made 5 passes and 5 steals.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Helios VS Basket (15-1) is placed first in the LNA.
It was her team's 15th consecutive victory in a row.
Rol is currently eighth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fourth place).
This season she has very high stats. Rol averages: 17.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.2apg and 3.1spg.
She is another player who holds two passports: French and Swiss.
#4. Magaly Meynadier (170-SG-91, currently plays in Luxembourg) was the major contributor in a 1-point Musel Pikes' victory against the third-ranked Amicale (15-8) 67-66 in the Luxembourg Total League last Friday.
Meynadier scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line).
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Musel Pikes (17-6) is placed second.
Her team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical.
Meynadier is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her ninth year in Musel Pikes' roster.
Meynadier has relatively good stats this season: 10.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg.
She has both French and Luxembourg nationalities.
Other top French players, who play abroad:
Fatou Dieng (167-G-85) plays for Al-Qazeres in Spanish LFB
Kelly Corre (180-F-91) plays for R.Spirou Monceau in Belgian Division I
Juliette Delaune (177-F-91) plays for Universite de Quebec a Montral in Canadian university league CIS
Dharlene Neva (176-G-88) plays for Apollon in Cypriot Division A
Charlene Gris (175-F-87) plays for Ullern in Norwegian Kvinneligaen
Manon Vidal-Geneve (172-G-92) plays for Lancy in Swiss LNB
Candice Branet (171-PG-96) plays for DEL Basket in Swiss LNB
Notice: The list above includes only some of the French playing currently abroad. Go to French Abroad Page to see completed list.
| Sandrine Gruda selected the top French playing abroad in last week's games Apr.2, 2015 |
| Sandrine Gruda's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among French playing currently abroad Mar.26, 2015 |
| Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Awards 2014 May.28, 2014 |
| Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Awards 2014 May.28, 2014 |
| Getting ready.. Aug.2, 2013 |
| Tough Days.... Dec.11, 2012 |
| Off to a good start!! Oct.29, 2012 |
| Win or go home Oct.21, 2012 |
| Time Brings Change....NBA brings opportunity! Oct.16, 2012 |
| Intervew with Kene Obi Oct.14, 2012 |
| The start of a new season! Oct.1, 2012 |
| TRAVELING!!! Sep.12, 2012 |
| TIPS!!! Sep.4, 2012 |
| Hello world! Aug.27, 2012 |
| Up 20 in the 4th............ Apr.23, 2012 |
| Finishing Strong Apr.9, 2012 |
| March Madness has begun Mar.14, 2012 |
| Focused Mar.13, 2012 |
| Aleksandra Vujovic is a newcomer at Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut Feb.20, 2012 |
| Al Aplemont Le Havre adds Washington to their roster Feb.20, 2012 |
| Al Aplemont Le Havre adds Washington to their roster Feb.20, 2012 |
| Back On Track Feb.14, 2012 |
| Izabela Piekarska is a newcomer at Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut Feb.12, 2012 |
| Allison Hightower is a newcomer at Basket Landes Feb.12, 2012 |
| Team Chemistry In Effect Part 2 Jan.29, 2012 |
| 1st Round is a Warp, Round 2 Let's go......... Jan.26, 2012 |
| Team Chemistry In Effect Jan.18, 2012 |
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