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Ryan Gomes

N/A | Forward

Celtics

Biography

Background

CAREER AVERAGES
10.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 1.5 apg in 27.9 mpg (482 career games).

2012-13
Spent the 2012-13 season with the Artland Dragons in Germany, averaging 12.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 1.8 apg in 27.5 mpg (eight games).

NBA CAREER
2011-12: Averaged 2.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 0.4 apg in 13.3 mpg (32 games) with the Los Angeles Clippers.
2010-11: Averaged 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 27.6 minutes in 76 games (62 starts) with the Los Angeles Clippers. Totaled 2,095 minutes, the second-highest total on the team. Made 72 3-pointers, the third-highest total on team. Led team in steals 12 times, blocks five times and rebounds once. Scored 20+ points two times and reached double-figures in scoring 22 times. Recorded one double-double on 12/20/10 vs. Minnesota, had 22 points (7-11 FG, 1-5 3PT, 7-10 FT), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 35:14. 4/2/11 vs. Oklahoma City - 4/13, DNP - Inactive, Sore left knee.
2009-10: Averaged 10.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 29.1 minutes in 76 games (64 starts) with Minnesota. Started the last 37 consecutive games for the Timberwolves. Shot 44.7% from the floor, 37.2% (74-for-199) from three-point distance and 82.5% from the free throw line. Missed six contests due to a sprained left ankle suffered Dec. 12 at Sacramento; the DNP at Utah two nights later stopped his Ironman streak at 203 games (dating to March 2007). Minnesota’s top scorer 10 times and tallied 20+ points on seven occasions (44 double-figure outings overall).
2008-09: Wrapped up his fourth NBA season (second with Minnesota) as the only Wolves player to appear in all 82 contests, extending his Ironman streak to 179 games (dating to March 2007 in Boston). Averaged a career-high 13.3 points to go with 4.8 rebounds per game. Started 76 times, having a run of 63 consecutive starts ended with the Mar. 25 bench outing at Philadelphia. Led the Wolves in minutes played (a career-best 2,614) while hitting 43.1% from the floor and 80.7% from the line. Connected on 37.2% of his three-pointers; his 106 made treys are the second-most ever by a Wolves forward (Chuck Person sank 118 in 1992-93).
2007-08: Played in all 82 games (74 starts) in his first season with the Timberwolves. Averaged 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 45.7% from the floor and a career-high 83.0% from the FT line while logging 29.7 minutes per game. Finished with nine point/rebound double-doubles, and led Minnesota in rebounding 11 times and in scoring on eight occasions.
2006-07: Averaged 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 31.2 minutes in 73 games (60 starts). Posted four double-doubles on the season.
2005-06: Averaged 7.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 22.6 minutes in 61 games played. Scored 10+ points 22 times, with the Celtics going 13-9 in those games. Recorded eight double- doubles and grabbed 10+ boards nine times. Led the team in rebounding 13 times.

COLLEGE
Finished his career as Providence’s all-time leading scorer with 2,138 points, and ranks fifth in rebounds (1,028) and sixth in double-doubles (40). As a senior, appeared in and started 31 games for Providence, averaging 21.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Named to the All-Big East First Team for the second straight season and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the AP as a senior. Appeared in and started 29 games, averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in his junior season. Named First Team All-American by the AP, USBWA and The Sporting News as a junior and was named to the All-Big East First Team. Named to All-Big East Second Team as a sophomore. Named to Big East All- Rookie Team as a freshman in 2001.

PERSONAL
Son of Teresa Gomes and John Brooks and has one younger brother, Marcellus. He and his wife, Danielle, had their first child, daughter Ryelle, in 2008. Majored in Social Science at Providence. Was an active supporter of the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. Started his own foundation, Hoops for Heart Health, which works to educate student athletes about the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest. Won the 2006-07 Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Community All-Star Award.


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