Interview with Saint Joseph’s leading scorer Ryan Daly
This season, point guard Ryan Daly led the Atlantic 10 in points per game. It was Ryan Daly’s first season with Saint Joseph’s as he had to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Although Saint Joseph’s struggles this season, Daly had a memorable season. He averaged 20.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. The Atlantic 10 conference was the best it’s probably ever been. Daly was named All-Atlantic-10 Third Team, which is surprising because the leading scorer in a conference is usually named first or second team.
Prior to Saint Joseph’s, Daly played around Delaware for two years. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. Daly was named CAA Rookie of the Year as a freshman and All-CAA Third Team in both seasons.
Daly took some time on Friday to answer a few questions about his college basketball career, declaring for the NBA Draft, and more.
Q: What is something that NBA teams should know about Ryan Daly?
A: “I think they should know that I compete and will do anything to win. I think I can be a solid player in the league.”
Q: In your final game this season against George Mason, you scored 28 points. What was that game like for you? And did you have any idea that could be your final college game?
A: “Playing in the Barclays was awesome. A shame we had to lose. I’m still unsure of my plans but what a game to go out if it was my last game.”
Q: After your second year at Delaware, you transferred to Saint Joseph’s. How was transferring to Saint Joseph’s beneficial for you as a player?
A: “It made me grow up a lot. Redshirting helped me see the game from a different lens.”
Q: What was your favorite moment during your college career?
A: “Winning at UConn or winning CAA Rookie of the Year at UD”
Q: Who would you say the best player that you have guarded in college is?
A: “Justin Wright Foreman from Hofstra”
Q: With everything being shutdown due to the coronavirus, how have you been planning on displaying your skill and talking to NBA teams and scouts?
A: “It’s all up in the air right now. Hopefully, I know sooner rather than later, but I need to keep trainin.”
Q: Growing up, what was your favorite NBA team?
A: “Wherever Lebron played.”
Q: The A10 was by far one of the best mid-major conferences this season. What was it like for you being named Third Team All-A10 and the A10’s leading scorer?
A: “I don’t consider the A-10 a mid-major, but it was awesome to be recognized as all league and lead the league in scoring. Wish we could’ve won more.”