Glenn and Stacey Murphy Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey has announced the addition of Cormac Ryan to the 2019-20 University of Notre Dame men’s basketball roster. A 6-5 guard out of New York, New York, who spent his prep career at Milton Academy (Massachusetts), Ryan will sit out the 2019-20 season after transferring from Stanford.
“Cormac is the consummate all-around guard,” Brey said. “He is the total package you look for in a player in terms of skills, basketball IQ and competitiveness. I am very excited to have him in our program and he will play a key role in our team’s development as a practice player this season.”
Ryan appeared in 24 games for Stanford in 2018-19, starting 17 contests (including the season opener) and finished with an 8.7 points-per-game average while leading the team with 49 three-point field goals. He also posted 83 rebounds (3.5 per game) and 45 assists (1.8 per game) while shooting .737 at the free throw line. Ryan scored 10 or more points 10 times during his freshman season, including 19 points against UCLA and 18 against Southern Cal.
“I’m fired up to be joining the Notre Dame family,” Ryan said. “From the coaching staff to the guys on the team, I feel at home here and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”
A consensus four-star prospect out of Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts, Ryan was a two-time New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class A Player of the Year (2017, 2018). He scored 1,423 in three seasons at Milton, joining the team as a sophomore after playing his freshman season at Collegiate Prep in New York City.
Ryan will arrive on campus in August for the start of the 2019-20 academic year at Notre Dame. The Irish begin the 2019-20 season at North Carolina on November 6.