In the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown Thanksgiving Tournament last week, junior guard Ryan Clamage of UR Men’s Basketball scored 20 points in his team’s 64–56 win in the championship game against Stockton University. In the opening round against SUNY Canton, he scored 15 points, which contributed to a 84–51 win. He also scored 25 points and had eight rebounds against Hobart College and leads the team with 18.5 points per game.

What about your game has changed this year and allowed you to be a main contributor on the court?

I worked on becoming a consistent shooter and a better all-around player.

What are your personal goals this season?

We want to win the UAA and make it to the NCAA tournament.

What is one aspect of your game that has improved since coming to UR?

My defense has improved since coming to UR.

How does this year’s team differ from ones in previous years?

We have a very balanced and deep team, and it’s hard to scout and defend us because of that.

Describe your leadership style and how you implement it on the court.

On the court, I try to have a positive attitude and hold people accountable. We have great team chemistry and everybody can take criticism.  

Why did you decide to play basketball in college?

I always loved basketball and wanted to play at a high level.

What is your pregame ritual?

I eat a Pellegrino’s sub and listen to music.

If you could spend the day with any current or former NBA basketball player, who would it be and why?

Kyrie Irving because of his perspective about basketball and life off the court.

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