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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
A Day in The Life! - Dec 7, 2012
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A day in the life!
As I step off of the plane in Oulu Finland, I smelled more than just the cool brisk air that graced my face. I smelled the distinct aroma of hospitality and warmth. The warm smiles that greeted me when I arrived put my spirit at ease and made me eager to help bring positive to the team and the community at large. When I met my team I was drawn to Josh Nofflet, he has been a good tour guide, friend, teammate and roommate. He made my transition smooth upon my arrival.
I miss my family a great deal therefore; as a result, my days are start early. I work out before and after practice to keep my mind off of my lovely wife, beautiful kids and outwork my competition in chase of my NBA dream. When I am not working out I spend time in the gym with YNNI boys A team or volunteering at elementary schools with Pekka Laasko. Interacting with the bright eyed warm hearted youth here in Oulu has become what I consider family time. I feel very fortunate to be a positive motivating force in their lives and as a leader on the YNNI basketball team, a big brother as well.
I really appreciate the organization that I play for. I am familiar with the YMCA from the states from a little kid for providing more than sports opportunities but opportunities to grow as a person. The young mens aspect is and always will be a vital part of the fabric of every society. To enrich the youth and teach those qualities of leadership and sportsmanship empower a better future society. The young men aspect also fosters diversity in social relationships from my experience back home and here in Finland.
The second portion of the YMCA the Christian Association has great meaning to meaning is another reason I take pride in playing for the team name. I grew up in a Christian household and my grandmother Tansey Moore who is now deceased instilled Christian values in my mother at a very early age and my mother did the same for me. The great thing about the YMCA is Christian religious tolerance if you are a member of Baptist, Catholic, Yahology we all play together for the same Christ and try to exemplify biblical principles through social interaction and sportsmanship. I consider it a part of my destiny for my basketball career to go by way of the YMCA to remind me of where I came from in route to where I pray to go.
The cuisine that I have been influenced most by and enjoy the most is Rahula, although there is a big mix of many fine restaurants I keep finding myself there the most. The architectural skyline of the city is not quite Dallas Texas but it is romantic and enjoyable when I step out to get a bite to eat. The biggest adjustment for me has been weather as I write this article; it is currently 74 and sunny in Dallas Texas where they are still wearing short pants and short sleeved shirts.
Before I go to bed at night I try to read myself to sleep currently I am reading the Bible and a couple of E-books Shape or Shake Your Faith Secrets of the Original Kingdom Come and The Purpose Driven Life. After I read myself to sleep of course my dreams are filled with shooting threes in the face of my opponent to win games, dunking on my sons playing in the living room and walking hand in hand with my beautiful wife into purple sunsets with basketball rain.
| 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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