"He's done a great job with his body over the summer and has gained 15 pounds of muscle. He's suffered through some tendentious during the preseason so that's a concern. He was a very good outside shooter for us last year, really our only three-point threat on a consistent basis. He knows the system, he knows what is expected which is encouraging and I expect big things this year from Ryan. The biggest thing I've told Ryan this year is he needs to drive and get fouled as opposed to settling for the three-pointer. He's an 85% foul shooter so he needs to get to the line and the only way he'll do that is by driving and getting fouled."
-- Coach Donny Daniels
Ryan Dillon provides the Titans perimeter firepower whenever he is on the floor... A talented backcourt performer who was force -fed Div. I competition as a true freshman last year with the late arrival of David Castleton and the season-ending injury to Brandon Campbell... A solid passer and ball handler with excellent court instincts... Saved at least two games last season with heads-up defensive plays in the final seconds.
CSF IN 2000-01: Started and played 38 minutes in the season opener at Oregon State and the pace continued throughout his first collegiate season... Played more minutes (854) than any other player and was team's No. 3 scorer at 8.7 points per game... Of the 204 shots he attempted, only 22 were from inside the 3-point line, where he made 67 of 182 attempts (.368) to account for about half of the team's total... The 67 made treys rank No. 5 on the Titans' single-season list and he already is No. 11 in career treys... Set a school single-game record when he made 10 in 15 tries vs. Boise State on Jan. 31 during a season-high 32-point explosion... Hit 6 of 9 treys in a 20-point effort two games earlier at Cal Poly on Jan. 25... After his 10-for-15 game, defenses took notice and he hit only 21 of 76 (.276) treys the balance of the year.
VICTOR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varisty letterman at Victor Valley in Victorville for Coach Matt Denny... As a senior averaged 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game... Most Valuable Player of the Mojave River League and first-team All-CIF selection... Daily Press Player of the Year and first-team All-San Bernardino County pick... Nominated for the McDonald's All-American team... Selected first-team all-league in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 9, 1981, in Orange... Parents are Keith and Jennie Dillon... Has two younger brothers, Josh and Kevin... Grandfather is Neale Stoner, a member of the first Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team in 1960-61, a former basketball coach at Cal Poly SLO, a former athletic director at Cal State Fullerton and Illinois and more recently the men's golf coach at San Diego State... Ryan is a business administration major undecided about his occupational goals... Credits his father for biggest influence on his basketball career... Nickname is "Red" for obvious reasons.