Aside from being a hunk, Ryan Arcidiacono is a natural on the basketball court. The all-star guard is making headlines during March Madness, so check out the top five things to know about him!
If you haven’t been paying attention to March Madness this season, you’re missing out. Villanova guard, Ryan Arcidiacono, 21, is tearing up the court and living up to his name. Check out our list of five things to know about the superstar!
1) Ryan Suffered From A Lower Back Injury & Missed A Whole Season
Ryan went to Neshaminy High School and made a big name for himself. While there, he averaged 20.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior to lead his team to the PIAA playoffs. Sadly, he missed his entire senior season due to suffering a lower back injury (a herniated disk) in the summer of 2011.
2) Villanova Love Story
Ryan has close ties to his school. His parents, Joe and Patti Arcidiacono, met at Villanova University, where his dad was an offensive lineman on the football team. Obviously, sports run in this family.
3) Ryan Made A Big Name For Himself Right From The Start
It was an epic freshman year at Villanova for Ryan, he was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie Team after starting in all 34 games played and averaging 34.0 minutes per game, which led the team. He was also named Philadelphia Big 5 rookie of the year.
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4) Ryan Also Has A Major International Career
Ryan has was called up by the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team in June 2012. The following year, he was called up as one of the candidates to join the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Then in May 2015, he was selected by the Italian national team to play in an international tournament.
5) Ryan Is Currently In The Running For Senior CLASS Award
Ryan doesn’t just excel on the court, but also in the classroom. In order to be eligible for this awesome award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
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