Crafty point guard who pushes the ball well and is an excellent passer Will fight for time at the point again this season Very mentally and physically tough player who will contend for playing time at either guard position.
2005-06 Freshman Season
Started 15 games at the point in the middle of the season Playing time diminished towards the end of last season, largely due to an illness he could not overcome in February and March Averaged 4.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 1.6 apg...started 15 games Missed 12 straight 3-pt. FGs over last nine games...3-23 from behind the arc in conference play 2005 Comcast Lobo Invitational All-Tournament team Career-high 16 points on 6-11 shooting in a career-high 35 minutes against UT-Arlington Scored 14 points on 4-6 shooting from 3-pt. range in 32 minutes against Oregon...Also had three assists and just one turnover.
Started 16 of the team's first 20 games and averaged 10.2 ppg and 2.9 rpg against the experienced competition...averaged 8.5 ppg and 2.2 apg in 2004...AIS has produced a trio of well-known collegiate players in recent years, including 2005 All-American Andrew Bogut (Utah) and 2005 All-West Coast Conference Daniel Kickert (St. Mary's) and Luke Schenscher (Georgia Tech)...The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is the country's internationally acclaimed national center of sports excellence for the training and development of elite athletes and teams...Its residential center is located in Canberra and services athletes from ages 15-19...The AIS men's basketball team plays in the professional South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL)...SEABL games run from March to August and AIS finished 13-13 during the 2005 season.
Born April 21, 1984 Son of Phil and Julie Kersten Full name is Ryan Phillip Kersten Has one older brother, Craig Father played professional Australian Rules Football in South Australia Engaged to Kylette Jaramillo over the summer.