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Riley Dearring (Photo credit: John Molene/Minnetonka Patch)








170 lb



Minnetonka (MN) HS / De La Salle / Hopkins

Net Gain Sports

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (SF)
Scout: (SF)
ESPN: 73 (#42 SG)
24/7: 83 (#57 SG / #246 overall)

Previous Rankings: 3 stars/67 (#38 > #65 SG) by ESPN

Honors Honors


Statistics Statistics

2011-12: 14.5 ppg | Junior (Minnetonka) - MN Basketball Hub
2010-11: 8.5 ppg | Sophomore (De La Salle) - MN Basketball Hub
2009-10: 7.8 ppg | Freshman (Hopkins)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 14, 2012
Badgers sign five for Class of 2013 (
Latest recruiting class has high grade (Wisconsin State Journal)

Verbally committed July 19, 2012
UW secures commitment from Minnesota guard (Journal-Sentinel)
Minnesota guard commits to Badgers (Wisconsin State Journal)
Minnesota Wing Riley Dearring Commits To Big Ten (

Dearring was a highly touted player coming out of middle school who's had a tough time living up to the incredible hype so far as a high schooler. Once a physical superior 8th grader, Dearring has worked hard to reform his game as an outside shooter over the last year. He has also moved around a bit -- transferring from basketball factory Hopkins to his father's alma mater De La Salle, and then last year again to Minnetonka, where he'll hopefully play out his final two seasons. After impressing coaches at Wisconsin's summer team camp, associate head coach Greg Gard watched Dearring intently in Milwaukee at a recent NY2LA Sports event and the staff offered the rising senior a scholarship on Sunday night, July 15. The Badger offer is his first such high-major offer. Drake has offered, plus Illinois is coming on strong along with St. Louis.

Press Clippings Recent Press

01.14: Jennings Invitational: Utah school fun to watch (Rivals)

09.14: Brown's coach gives Dearring a thumbs-up (Journal-Sentinel)
07.25: Badgers landed versatile guard in Dearring (Fox Sports Wisconsin)
07.16: Shooting guard from Minnesota weighing Wisconsin offer (Journal-Sentinel)
07.13: 2012 Next Level Invitational - Day 2 Recap - Part 1 (NY2LA Sports)

06.19: Dearring following in Dad's footsteps (RivalsHigh)

06.03: How young is too young? (Star Tribune)

Multimedia Audio / Video

News Feature: HSSR: Minnetonka Basketball's Riley Dearring - WCCO (04.12.13)
Highlights: NY2LAHOOPS.TV - Wisconsin Bound 2013 SG Riley Dearring - YouTube (01.09.13)
Highlights: Riley Dearring - WI Commit @ The Super 60 Camp - YouTube (10.21.12)
Interview: Riley Dearring, 2013 guard/forward - Vimeo (07.18.12)
Highlights: Minnetonka Highlights 2011 - YouTube (12.10.11)
Highlights: Riley Dearring 6'5" Combo Guard, DeLaSalle High School - YouTube (03.24.11)

More Info Additional Info

2012-13 Schedule | Minneapolis Star-Tribune | St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twitter: @R_24_Dearring