I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for the four years of your life you have given to Nebraska basketball. For those few who remain committed to seeing this program successful, you represented the University of Nebraska and our state with as much class as anyone ever has.
I'm sure things did not go as well as you would have liked, especially for your senior year. You played out of position for most of your career, but you did it without question and gave it everything you had. You are the symbol for doing whatever it takes to make the team better, a lesson we all need to learn.
You were never the most talented guy on the court, but you maximized your ability as much as anyone I've ever seen.
But what made you truly special was your basketball intelligence. You were a master of anticipation and understanding on the court, which made your physical skills much better.
While you will certainly be recognized statistically as one of the best players to have put on the uniform in Lincoln, unfortunately your effort and leadership by example won't be apparent to any except those who watched it happen.
Thank you Ryan—you will always be a prime example of a true college basketball player.