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#10 Ryan Wedel
Position: GUARD
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Minneapolis, Kan.
High School: Minneapolis
Other College: Arkansas State
Experience: 1 Letter

In two seasons of play for the Bulldogs (2009-10, '10-'11) Wedel averaged 11.0 points per game and climbed to eighth on the school's career three-point field goal list with 137.

  • He was twice named second-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete.
  • Wedel played in all 64 games in his two seaons (63 starts), and in '09-'10 was named to the MVC All-Newcomer team.
  • He earned his bachelor's degree in management and marketing with a 3.24 GPA.
  • Named graduate manager for the Drake men's basketball program May 26, 2011.

2010-11 (Senior) — Started all 31 games and ranked second on the team in scoring (10.9), and first in assists (2.0). Wedel finished the season ranked third, seventh and 13th, respectively, in the Missouri Valley Conference in three-pointers made (2.3), three-point percentage (.403) and scoring (10.9).

  • Earned second-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row.
  • Registered 17 double-figure scoring efforts, including a career-high 29-point performance in an 89-67 defeat of Evansville (2/23) on Senior Night.
  • Connected on at least three three-pointers in 13 games and twice nailed a career-best six three-pointers, finishing 6-of-12 versus Texas Southern (11/13) and 6-for-10 against Missouri State (1/25).
  • Distributed a career-high seven assists in a 65-44 road victory at Southern Illinois (2/2).
  • In league-only games, he finished in a tie for third and in 10th, respectively, in three-point field goals made (1.9) and three-point percentage (.407).
  • Selected as Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week for his 20 point performance including six three-pointers versus Texas Southern the week of Nov. 8th.

2009-10 (Junior) — Named to Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer team, while earning second-team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honors. Wedel played in all 33 games, starting 32 times.

  • Ranked second in MVC in steals with 51 (1.5 avg.).
  • Opened season starting at point guard in 14 straight games before moving to off-guard.
  • Scored in double figures in 19 games.
  • Scored season-high 23 points in Drake debut vs. IUPUI, drilling four three-point baskets in game's opening four minutes.
  • Collected 21 points, making five treys, in win at Austin Peay.
  • Named to Glenn Wilkes All-Tournament team after averaging 14.9 points in four games.
  • Had 32 steals in 18 games including career-high five thefts at Creighton and four at Wichita State.
  • Had 14 points, including game-winning trey, at Southern Illnois, along with 15 points vs. Missouri State, 14 vs. Illinois State, 10 vs. Evansville and 13 vs. Wichita State.
  • Had 13 points, including three treys, vs. Iowa State.
  • Had career-high six assists vs. South Dakota.

2007-09 (Arkansas State) — Two-year starting point guard, who led Sun Belt Conference in three-point baskets in 2007-08 season with 90, which also ranked second on school single-season list...earned third-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 2007-08 after averaging 15.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals...led team in scoring in 11 games in 2007-08 including career-high 30 points vs. Florida Atlantic...scored in double figures in 24 games, while enjoying seven 20-plus scoring games...played in all 33 games, including 17 as a starter, as a true freshman in 2006-07 while leading team to first-place finish in Sun Belt West Division...started his first ever game at Arkansas State against Clemson...led team in assists as freshman with 92, including team best 1.74 assist/turnover ratio, while also leading squad with .855 free throw percentage...averaged 10.7 points, the third most on team, and 2.6 rebounds...led team in assists in 11 games...dished out five or more assists in seven games, including a career-high seven in a victory over Tennessee-Martin...scored in double figures in 19 games, including a season-high 20 with a career-high six three's in victory over Denver...tallied at least 15 points in seven contests...scored in double figures during all three 2007 Sun Belt Conference Tournament games...made 42 percent of his field goal attempts, 39 percent of three-point field goals and 85 percent of his free throws...three-point field goal percentage of .397 was second best on the team...hit at least one shot from beyond the arc in all but three games and nailed multiple three's in 24 outings...ranked fifth in the Sun Belt Conference in three-point field goals made (2.53 pg) and 14th in 3-FG percentage...85 three-point field goals made was the fourth most in school history and the most ever by a freshman.

High School — Named Kansas Mr. Basketball as senior at Minneapolis, Kan. following 2005-06 campaign when he averaged 25.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists...team compiled 87-14 record during his four years as starter, winning four North Central Activities Association league titles, while making three final four appearances in Kansas state tournament...started all 101 games during his four-year career with the Lions, scoring a school record 2,015 points...set 14 school records during career...led Minneapolis to a 24-2 record in 2005-06, including fourth-place finish in Kansas Class 2A state tournament...had career-high 46 points vs. Southeast-Saline in 2006, while grabbing career-high 13 rebounds vs. Ell-Saline...dished out career-high nine assists as freshman vs. Sterling...averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and four assists as a junior...carried a 3.8 GPA in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society...featured on ESPN's SportsCenter after scoring 25 of his school-record 46 points during a 2:02 span against Southeast-Saline as senior going seven of seven from the field while knocking down six three-point baskets. 

Personal — Management and Marketing major... born Michael Ryan Wedel on July 30, 1987 in Minneapolis, Kansas...earned first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI honors in 2007-08 at Arkansas State...parents: Mike and Nancy Wedel...has three brothers: Drew (25), Jamel (18) and Mason (15)...high school coach: Kevin Williams.