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Ryan Gomes

Ryan Gomes
Gomes with the Clippers
NameRyan Gomes
CaptionGomes with the Clippers
PositionPower forward/small forward
Number15
Height Ft6
Height In7
Weight Lb250
TeamLos Angeles Clippers
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateSeptember 1, 1982(age 34)
Birth PlaceWaterbury, Connecticut
CollegeProvidence
High SchoolWilby (Waterbury)
Draft Round2
Draft Pick50
Draft Year2005
Draft TeamBoston Celtics
Career Start2005
TeamsBoston Celtics (2005-2007)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2010)
Los Angeles Clippers (2010-present)

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Ryan Anthony Gomes (born September 1, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. He is currently a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. Gomes is of Cape Verdean descent.

Despite a highly successful career as an All-American power forward at Providence College where he also played with prospect Herbert Hill in the Big East Conference, the 6'7" Gomes fell in the 2005 NBA Draft to the late second round. His size and abilities did not fit scouts' prototypical image of either a power forward or a small forward. Celtics' director of basketball operations Danny Ainge, however, felt that Gomes' track record and work ethic were enough to take a chance on the local product with the 50th pick overall.


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