Rossiter Drafted By Canton In NBA Development League Draft

Former Siena Saint Ryan Rossiter has been drafted as the 3rd pick of the 2nd round, the 19th overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA Development League Draft. Canton is an affiliate of the NBA’s Cleveland Caveliers.

Rossiter is coming off of his first professional season playing for Denain ASC Voltaire of the French LNB league. in 34 games he averaged 13.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. He is a former teammate, while at Siena, of 2011-12 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year Edwin Ubiles.

Siena fans will have their first local opportunity to see Rossiter play December 8th when Canton takes on the Springfield Armor in Springfield, MA. The Charge return to Springfield on one other occasion this season on January 3rd.

Ryan Rossiter played for the Siena Saints from 2007-2011. He was a three time MAAC champion, participated in 2 NCAA tournament wins over Vanderbilt and Ohio State, and won MAAC Player of the Year for his Senior season. His senior season was among the best in the nation. His 13.2 rebounds per game average was second in the nation while his 18.7 point per game average was tops in the MAAC. For his efforts Ryan was named to the AP All-American Honorable Mention team. His strong scoring and rebounding abilities led Ryan to an impressive 47 double-doubles over the course of his Junior and Senior seasons. Ryan finished his career with the best career (1151) and single season (408) rebounding marks in Siena history. Ryan also ranks 10th all-time in points with 1,457 on his career. Rossiter will certainly be remembered as an all-time great Saint.

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