Dynamic scorer, competitor who hates to lose: Who are you Bnei Herzliya point guard Ryan Boatright?

Aug 23, 2023 | Holyland Hoops

Ryan Boatright signed with Bnei Herzliya for the 23/24 season after having spent last season in Russia. The 30-year old point guard played his college ball at UCONN where he averaged 17.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists in his final season before turning pro and heading to the G-League. From there, the Aurora, Illinois native played in Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Lithuania, China and France while last year at Parma Boatright scored 8.1 points and handed out 3.5 assists per game.

“Ryan brings toughness, character and competitiveness which are exactly the things that we looked for in our point guard,” head coach Dan Shamir said. “He’s a player who has played in Europe over the years and experienced ups as well as downs and is here to show his abilities in his better years. We believe in him and that he will do just that, connect with the team and help lead it to success.”

To learn more about Ryan Boatright, The Sports Rabbi was in touch with a number of his former teammates:

UCONN Teammates
Kentan Facey: He’s a great on ball defender. He’s a dynamic guard who can score as well as get his teammates involved offensively. When we played together he was very athletic, I still see some of that athleticism when I watch his European games. He’s a great leader who will hold himself and his teammates accountable and he leads by setting a good example.

Alex Oriakhi: A great player ! Can score the ball toughness they are getting a great player who can take over the game at any moment and is fearless

G-League Teammates:
Xavier Ford: Boat is a great competitive dude who has accomplished a lot on and off the court!!! His work ethic is elite and he’s a great dude.

Xavier Johnson: He a good dude! Short yet powerful. Can get to his spots and competes.

Orlandina Teammates:
Vojislav Stojanovic: Ryan is a competitor he hates to lose and is a great scorer so I think everyone will be pleased with his game.

Simas Jasaitis: He is a good player and a good person.

Zagreb Teammate Adam Waczynski: I played with him only 1 month, But I can say he is a very dynamic scorer, even though he is not tall he can make great plays and help the team in many ways.

Beskitas Teammate Jon Diebler: Boat is the man!!!! He is a very good player. I enjoyed playing with him in Besiktas. He is a pg who can score but can also make plays for his teammates. Very quick.

Saratov Teammate Orlando Johnson: Ryan is one of the best point guards I played with. He works hard on his craft and is also one of the most clutch players towards the end of games. Just overall good person and I know the fans are going to love him once he gets there.

Paris Teammate Evans Ganapamo: Ryan is a character, real funny guy always comes in with great energy and the type of guy you want in your lockeroom. I for sure enjoyed my time with him just an overall good person off the court and on the court I don’t have to say much the resume speaks for himself definitely a killer.

Parma Teammates:
Tylor Ongwae: Great point guard and can score at all three levels and very great guy to be around as a teammate.

Malik Dime: He was a great teammate on the court, he always play to win and pick up his teammates when they are down. Off the court he was even better, always making sure we are good, good locker room guy and always looking out for us.

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