Earned the attention of Coach Lusk and his staff during fall walk-on tryouts and then officially joined the club in late October. He is a highly-touted shooting guard who has been out of organized basketball for two years after playing his freshman year at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Has been a Missouri State student the last three semesters.
William Jewell: Played in 19 games and earned four starts as a true freshman for Coach Larry Holly's Cardinals in 2009-10 ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game while knocking down five 3-pointers ... Also tallied 11 assists and 8 steals ... Team was 22-11 overall and finished third in conference play before winning the GLVC Tournament to earn an NAIA National Tournament bid ... Cardinals were also 12-2 at home ... Best outing was 11 points ... Posted team's best grade-point average.
High School: Three-year starter and four-year letterman at Aurora (Mo.) High ... Was a first-team all-state shooting guard for Coach Darin Meinders as a senior in 2008-09 and averaged 22.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per outing ... The Houn Dawgs finished 27-2 and advanced to the Missouri Class 4 quarterfinals ... Defeated Webb City in the sectional playoffs ... Carmichael helped Aurora to a 20-game winning streak as a senior as well as conference and district titles and two regular-season tournament championships ... Scored 1,289 career points, including a career-high 39-point effort his senior year ... The 2009 Big 8 Conference Player of the Year also earned academic all-state, all-area, all-district and all-conference honors while being named the Southwest Missouri Class 4 Player of the Year ... Earned second-team all-district honors his sophomore and junior seasons and was also all-conference those two years ... Played his freshman and sophomore seasons for Coach Jeff Anderson.
Personal: Ryan Jacob Carmichael was born 4/23/91 in Columbia, Mo. ... Son of Kevin and Shari Carmichael of Aurora, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Nathan and Austin ... Majoring in accounting ... Has earned Dean's List distinction at Missouri State each semester ... Plans to pursue a master's degree in accounting and become a CPA.