Ryan Boatright is in his sophomore year as a Guard for the UConn Huskies. He's been interested in basketball since he was born. "My whole family plays basketball, it's in my blood. My hands have been attached to a basketball ever since I came out of the womb."
As a sophomore Ryan is going to take his experience from last year and lead by example. "I want to help make everybody better. I want to try to make the best decisions possible, win games, and keep everyone happy. When we win, the whole state of Connecticut is happy."
When Ryan was making his decision to come to UConn he had his choices narrowed done to the University of Connecticut, West Virginia University, Miami University and Providence College. "I chose UConn because of Coach Calhoun, and his coaching staff. I needed a system that played basketball the way UConn does for me to be successful because I'm a small guy."
Ryan has enjoyed his experience at UConn so far. "It's been everything and more than I expected. Sometimes I can't believe it myself."
When asked what it takes to make Coach Ollie happy Ryan said, "As long as you play for the name on the front of your jersey (UConn) and not the name on the back of your jersey (your own last name), he'll be happy."
Ryan is looking forward to playing, period. "It's been awhile since we've been out of competitive basketball so I'm looking forward to competing, and prove the world wrong. No one expects anything from us this year. We are looking forward to proving everybody wrong."