The 6-foot-4 guard took an official visit to Evansville the weekend of August 30th, and that trip was one of many reasons that Ryan opted to make a decision.
"I really liked the coaches and it was evident they cared about the players," Ryan told the Evansville Courier Press. "I got to hang out with the team and I really liked them on a personal level and their work ethic. They worked hard."
"But I'm also from a small town and I liked the size of the campus and the fact I'll be able to get personal attention in the classroom," he continued. "I really liked what I saw academically, too. It was the right fit for me."
"It was mostly a basketball decision," Ryan said. "I like the way they play, the motion offense. It's the way I like to play where you have the opportunity to beat people with your brain as well as your skills."
Ryan averaged 16 points and nearly six rebounds, while leading Batesville to a 24-3 record during his junior season.