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#15 Ryan Kriener

Height 6-10
Weight 255 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Spirit Lake, Iowa
High School Spirit Lake

Hawk Items — Posted single-season bests in nearly every statistical category each of his final three seasons… finished collegiate career scoring in double figures 18 times… led team in steals and blocked shots nine and 17 times, respectively, over his four-year career… averaged 11.3 points, five rebounds, and one block in three games played during Iowa’s European Tour in August, 2018.

2019-20 – Competed in all 31 games, including six starts… leading scorer off the bench (7.7)… reached double figures in scoring seven times… led team in blocked shots six times… scored 18 points in 18 minutes on the road at #24 Michigan State… did not miss a field goal attempt in three games this year (DePaul, Cal Poly, Kennesaw State)… his 9-for-9 performance from the field against Kennesaw State was two made field goals away from tying Greg Stokes from most makes without a miss, who went 11-for-11 in 1984 vs. Georgia State… made 16 straight field goals over a span of three home games (Kennesaw State; Maryland; Michigan)… only missed 12 free throws (40-of-52, .769)… scored 11 of his 14 points in four minutes of action in the first half in win over #19 Michigan… posted career-high 20 points (9-9 FG, 1-1 3FG, 1-1 FT) in victory over Kennesaw State… season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

2018-19 Honors – Shared the team’s Most Improved Player Award with classmate Isaiah Moss. 2018-19 – Competed in all 35 games, including two starts… averaged 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds… netted double figures seven times… led team in steals and blocks eight times each, and scoring and rebounding twice each… led team in rebounding for the first time in his career in win over Savannah State, grabbing a then career-best nine boards to go along with a season-high four assists… scored 14 points and rejected a career-high three shots in first career start in victory over Nebraska… posted first career double-double in home win over #5 Michigan, tying a career-high 15 points and grabbing a career high and team-high 10 rebounds… letterwinner.

2017-18 — Saw action in 27 games… missed six contests due to multiple concussions… posted single-season bests in assists (26), steals (13), and scoring (96)… tallied double figures in two games (Minnesota, Michigan)… led squad with 14 points off the bench versus Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan in New York… scored a career-high 15 points, all in the second half, on 7-of-11 shooting from the field at Minnesota… tallied five crucial points in the second half and equaled a season high with four rebounds in overtime win at Illinois… netted five points and had three rebounds in victory over Northern Illinois… scored six points and led team in steals with two in win over Southern University… recorded five points, four rebounds, one block, and one steal before leaving game in the second half due to injury versus Penn State… dished out a career-best four assists in win over Alabama State… led team in steals (2) at Virginia Tech… netted five points, sinking second career 3-pointer, versus South Dakota State… led team in steals (2), assists (2), and blocked shots) versus Louisiana… letterwinner.

2016-17 — Competed in 28 games… averaged 3.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 0.2 steals… netted double figures twice and led team in blocked shots three times… grabbed five or more rebounds four times (Savannah State; UT Rio Grande Valley; Delaware State; Indiana)… posted a personal best with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field in two games (Northwestern, Ohio State)… played key role in win over #17/19 Purdue (six points and two rebounds in eight second-half minutes)… rejected a team-best and personal-best three shots in Iowa’s win over Indiana (Feb. 21)… registered personal bests in scoring (14), minutes (22), and 3-pointers made (1) at Northwestern… blocked a personal-best three shots versus UT Rio Grande Valley… recorded six points, three rebounds, and one steal in season opening win over Kennesaw State… letterwinner.

High School — Amassed 1,320 points and 550 rebounds at Spirt Lake High School… averaged 22.4 points and 11.8 rebounds, earning first-team all-state and all-conference laurels… named to the 2016 IBCA All-Star Team… 2015 all-conference and second-team all-state honoree… two-time All-Region team for state tournament… averaged 19.8 points, while shooting at a 71 percent (204-of-286) clip from the field, and 8.5 rebounds as a junior… tallied a career-high 40 points against Estherville Lincoln Central his junior season… averaged 18 points and 15 rebounds on the 2015 AAU National and State Martin Brother’s squad… Premier League Champion… member of the 2014 AAU State Champion Barnstormers team… 2015 Big Shots All-American and named to Big Shots All-Tournament team… 2015 state track qualifier in the high jump.

Personal — Born 4/24/98… sport and recreation management major… parents are Rich and Nancy Kriener… has one brother (Tyler) and one sister (Mikia)… father played basketball at Mankato State… mother was a cheerleader at Mankato State… high school coach was Dr. David Smith… AAU coach was Hank Huddleson… AAU teammates with Iowa classmates Cordell Pemsl and Jordan Bohannon.

Career Bests

Points: 20 vs. Kennesaw State, 12/29/19
Rebounds: 10 vs. Michigan, 2/1/19
FGM: 9 vs. Kennesaw State, 12/29/19
FGA: 14 at Minnesota, 2/16/20
3-pt FG: 2, 5x, last vs. Purdue, 3/3/20
3-pt FGA: 5 vs. Purdue, 3/3/20
FTM: 5, 2x, last vs. Ohio State, 2/20/20
FTA: 6 vs. Ohio State, 2/20/20
Assists: 5 at Penn State, 1/16/19
Steals: 2, 7x, last vs. Cal Poly, 11/24/19
Blocks: 4 at Minnesota, 2/16/20
Minutes: 34 at Minnesota, 2/16/20