High School: A four-year starter and letterman at Kickapoo High in Springfield, Mo. ... Helped coach Kuper Kruel's team to back-to-back 5-5 seasons as a junior and senior ... Was also a three-year starter and letterman for the Chiefs' basketball squad, including three seasons under Missouri State alum Roy Green ... Was also a standout sprinter on the Kickapoo track team three seasons for coach Jeremy Goddard ... Biggest sports thrill was winning MAYB basketball national championship twice.
Personal: Brandon Ridder was born 7/5/91 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Robert and Karrie Ridder of Springfield ... Plans to major in History Education ... Has two brothers, Matthew and Jared ... Plans to become a teacher or coach after college.