Getting to Know: Ryan Cline
Oct. 20, 2017

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ryan Cline is a junior guard from Carmel, Indiana, who is one of the top 3-point shooters in America.

Ending the day before Purdue’s exhibition game with Carroll College (Mont.) on Nov. 1, we will feature a different player every Monday through Thursday during the “Getting to Know” series.

Cline averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, while making seven starts a year ago. He shot 41.3 percent from 3-point range and currently has the seventh-most made 3-pointers in school history through a player’s sophomore season (87).

• Major: Selling and Sales Management
• I was also recruited by: Creighton, Belmont, IU, Minnesota
• Favorite Meal: Grilled Shrimp
• Favorite Dessert: Chocolate cake
• Favorite band: Florida Georgia Line
• Favorite Music: Hip-Hop / Rap
• Favorite Song: Body Like a Back Road
• Sports Hero: Steve Nash
• Hobby: Playing golf
• Career Goal: Wins as many games as I can
• Occupation if not basketball: Sales
• Favorite Pro Team: Indiana Pacers
• Favorite Current Athlete: Stephen Curry
• Favorite Saying: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”
• Favorite Coach Painter Saying: “You got the green light”
• One Dinner Guest: Peyton Manning
• If I Could Meet Anyone: Mark Wahlberg
• Favorite Historical Leader: Martin Luther King Jr.
• If I could have witnessed one sporting event: Last year’s Super Bowl
• Where I went on first date: Regal Cinemas
• Dream Car: Mercedes G-Class
• First Car: Lexus SUV
• Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo
• Favorite Candy: Chocolate
• Favorite Kids Toy: Buzz Lightyear
• Thing I hate the most: Heights
• Biggest Fear: Sharks / Roller Coasters
• Pet Peeve: People being impolite
• If I was coach: We’d win every game
• Favorite Kids Game (Board Game): Monopoly
• Favorite Color: Blue
• Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Hate Roller Coasters
• Scariest Roller Coasters: See above
• First Celebrity Crush: Jamie Lynn Spears
• Favorite Class: Economics
• Favorite Book: Heat
• Favorite Movie: War Dogs
• Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg
• Favorite Actress: Emma Stone
• What Mom Cooks Best: Many different pastas
• One Lesson From Dad: Make good connections
• Mom’s Advice: Learn how to cook
• Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
• Reality Show I Would Star: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
• Favorite Cartoon: Spongebob Squarepants
• Dream Date: Demi Lovato
• If I Could Live Anywhere: Newport Beach, California
• First Trophy was For: Golf tournament
• First Job as a Kid: Mowing
• Favorite Thing to Do With Dad: Golf
• Favorite Video Game: NBA 2K17
• Food I can’t stand: Tuna
• I’m Unbeatable At: Ping Pong
• My Inspiration Is: My father
• Why I Chose Purdue University: Close to home, greatest coaching staff on the planet
• Favorite School Tradition: Athletes are all very close
• Best Birthday Gift Ever: My car
• Favorite Holiday: Christmas
• I Don’t Go Anywhere Without: My phone
• Something else I would like people to know: I have six nieces & nephews
• Biggest Sports Thrill I Participated In: Winning Big Ten Championship
• Biggest Sports Thrill I Witnessed: Cubs winning the World Series
• Celebrity I Met: Peyton Manning
• Celebrity I Would Like to Meet: Mark Wahlberg
• What I would Change in the World: Fixing poverty
• Best Outdoor Hoops Game: 21
• If I could play 1-on-1 vs. anyone: Stephen Curry
• Favorite Emoji: Upset down soft smile



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