Finished his career as the winningest player in Tennessee basketball history, as UT won 98 total games during his four-year career ... Struggled to completely bounce back from a dislocated kneecap suffered during a pickup game on June 11 and saw action in only four games during his final season ... Underwent knee surgery on June 17 and was unable to take part in live practice work until the week before Christmas ... Began dressing out for games when the Vols hosted Gonzaga on Jan. 7 and made his season debut Feb. 11 against Georgia ... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds in three minutes of action vs. the Bulldogs ... Played one minute off the bench at Kentucky Feb. 21, and also saw limited action at South Carolina March 5 ... Closed out his Tennessee career with a three-point, three-rebound performance March 13 against Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
Saw action in 25 games ... Averaged 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game off the bench ... Led the Vols in blocks four times and in rebounding twice ... Was the first player off the bench in seven games ... Best games were his 14-point, eight-rebound performance vs. Prairie View A&M (11/16/08), his six points and two boards at Xavier (12/22/08), and his four points and four rebounds at South Carolina (1/12/08).
Named to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll ... Averaged 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 35 games ... Led the Vols in rebounding five times ... Increased his scoring output by 500 percent from his freshman season, scoring 197 points in 35 games after scoring just 36 points in 29 contests as a freshman ... Set or tied career highs for points (14), rebounds (11), assists (4), blocks (3) and steals (3) ... The first player off the bench in 14 games ... Averaged 8.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games ... Shot 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament, including a 4-of-5 effort in the South Region Semifinals against Ohio State (3/22/07) ... Had eight rebounds and scored all of his 10 points in the second half in playing a key role in Tennessee's second round NCAA win over Virginia (3/18/07) ... Recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Tennessee Tech (12/28/06) ... Earned his first career start against East Tennessee State (12/30/06) ... Recorded a career-high 14 points against UNC Wilmington (11/14/06).
Saw action in 29 of Tennessee's 30 games, including all 16 Southeastern Conference games ... Came off the bench to average 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game ... Half of his rebounds (18 of 36) came at the offensive end of the court ... Scored five points and hit his first career 3-pointer at Mississippi State (1/25/06) ... Scored a career-high six points while grabbing two rebounds, passing for two assists and blocking two shots versus Alabama A&M (12/27/05) ... Played 14 rugged minutes against Texas (12/17/05), scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds ... Had five points and four rebounds in his first career game against East Tennessee State (11/18/05) ... Scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and had his first two career assists versus Eastern Kentucky (11/25/05).
Earned honorable mention all-state, second team all-district, first team Greater Catholic League of Cincinnati ... Also named to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Boys' Basketball All-Stars Division I first team ... Averaged 16.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while leading the Crusaders to a 22-4 record and the Division I state Final Four as a senior ... A three-year starter for national high school power Moeller ... Helped the Crusaders win a state championship as a sophomore ... Led Moeller to a national ranking and a 22-3 record before being upset in the Elite Eight of the state tournament as a junior ... Averaged 10 points and eight rebounds while earning second team All-GCL honors as a junior ... Finished his career as the all-time winningest player in Moeller history ... Coached by Carl Kremer at Moeller.
Born March 10, 1987, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Full name: Ryan Richard Childress ... Parents are Rick and Tawnya Childress ... Academic major: Communications ... Recipient of the LoJac Athletic Scholarship ... Married the former Lauren Clabough on July 26, 2008.