After redshirting the 2013-14 season, Riley Dearring saw his first action in the Cardinal and White in 2014-15. A long, athletic wing who can play multiple perimeter positions, Dearring appeared in 15 games last season, including seven games against Big Ten foes. A Minnesota Mr. Basketball finalist, Dearring's father, Darren, played basketball at the University of Virginia.
Appeared in 15 games, including seven against Big Ten opponents and one NCAA tournament game ... scored a career-high five points on 2-for-2 field goal shooting in two minutes vs. Boise State (11/22) ... recorded three points and one rebound in six minutes at Milwaukee (12/10) ... scored three points in five minutes vs. UAB (11/26) ... played a career-high seven minutes, tallying one assist and one steal vs. Chattanooga (11/16) ... grabbed two rebounds in two minutes vs. Purdue in the Big Ten tournament (3/14).
A Minnesota Mr. Basketball finalist in 2013, Dearring averaged 19.2 points as he led Minnetonka to a 20-5 record and a second-place finish in the Lake Conference ... rated as the second-best prospect in Minnesota's Class of 2013 by ESPN Recruiting Nation ... eclipsed the 1,000-point scoring plateau during his senior campaign ... reached double-figures in scoring during 16 of 17 games, including a career-high 30 points vs. rival Eden Prairie, despite missing time with a hand injury ... A four-year varsity player for the Skippers, Dearring earned All-Lake Conference honors last season as a junior after averaging 15 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
Born in Lafayettee, Ind. ... father is Darren Dearring ... has one younger brother, Jalen ... Darren played basketball at the University of Virginia ... uncle, Michael Dearring, played basketball at Augustana... involved in the Feed My Starving Children community service program.