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Rylan Hainje signs with Steelheads

September 24, 2004 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) - Gary Steelheads News Release

The Gary Steelheads today announced the signing of Rylan Hainje for the 2004-2005 CBA Season, pending league approval. As per club policy the terms of the contract are confidential.

Hainje, a 6-6 shooting guard, is a 2002 graduate from Butler University and a Cathedral High School alum from Indianapolis. In his senior season he was named the Horizon League Player of the Year based on his 15 point, 6 rebound a game average. After graduating from Butler, Hainje was a member of the Indiana Pacers Summer League Team in 2002. From there he traveled across the ocean to play in Kormend, Hungary. Ryan averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds as he led his team to the Hungarian National Championship. The next season, 2003-2004, Rylan suited up for Levallois Basket in Roanne, France. While in France he averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds a game.

“I am glad to be back in the states having the opportunity to suit up for the Steelheads. Hopefully I can use my athleticism and scoring ability to bring something special to the Steelheads. Gary is a great place to play and I am excited to be able to play here,” said Hainje.

“Rylan is an explosive player with a lot of scoring punch. He does a lot of little things that might not show up in the box score but are appreciated by his teammates and the coaching staff. We are happy to have Rylan on board and are excited to see him perform when training camp opens,” said Steelheads Head Coach Duane Ticknor.

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