Rising Stars Basketball Academy: About Tyler

Wednesday, June 15
Meet the Founder

Ø Instructor: Tyler Ryan

Ø Hometown:  Quad Cities, IL

Ø Current:  Benton, KY

Ø Played 2 years of Junior College basketball in IL (Sauk Valley CC) where he holds several scoring records

Ø Finished career at the NAIA Div 1 level (St. Ambrose University) playing both the point and shooting guard positions

Ø Received Bachelor’s degree in 2006 in Business

Ø Went through professional workouts, ultimately but declined ABA and Euroleague offers to pursue MBA degree (at Murray State University)

Ø Basketball has had a huge impact on his life; Growing up, he attended hundreds of basketball camps all over the U.S.

Ø Because of similar programs, it ultimately resulted in a scholarships to college and the opportunity to play professionally

Ø  Tyler was a high school and college camp counselor throughout his playing career

Ø He has been a resident of Marshall Co for 3 years now and has a deep passion for teaching the game of basketball