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Chicago Bulls | #51 | Guard









6'3" | 195lb | 27 years

Player Bio

Ryan Curran Arcidiacono was born in 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Patti and Joe Arcidiacono. The fourth of six children, he attended Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and produced some amazing numbers. As a sophomore, Arcidiacono recorded a triple-double in a playoff game and led his team to the Pennsylvania Class AAAA tournament. And even though he missed the entire senior season due to injury, he still established a school record with 1,498 points. Arcidiacono has worked with the Chicago-based Hoops4Health to promote healthy living for students. You can follow him on Twitter (@RyArch15) and Instagram (@ry_arch15). When Arcidiacono arrived at Villanova in 2012, the Wildcats were a perennial NCAA Tournament team that could not advance past the first weekend but by the time he left, the team had garnered a National Championship. The 6-foot-3 guard started 142 games (out of a possible 144) for the squad over a four-year career and improved his three-point shooting in each of his seasons. As a freshman, he averaged 11.9 points (his second-highest total) and 3.5 assists. He was named Big East Rookie of the Week four times and had a 32-point outburst (including seven three-pointers) in an overtime win over St. John's. Arcidiacono's average dipped to 9.9 points as a sophomore, but he helped the Wildcats beat Kansas with a late three-pointer. The guard scored 18 points in the NCAA Tournament loss to UConn in the second round. As a junior, Arcidiacono struggled with a wrist injury and averaged 10.1 points. He hit 44.4 percent of his three-pointers in conference play and shared Big East Player of the Year honors with Kris Dunn. His senior season unfolded in storybook fashion. He averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 assists. The biggest assist came in the National Championship game as he set up Kris Jenkins for the game-winning three-pointer against North Carolina. He averaged 15.8 points in the Big Dance and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.