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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
City/State: Huntley, Ill.
High School: Marian Central Catholic



  • Made 12 appearances and six starts on the mound
  • Went 3-1 with an 8.15 ERA
  • Threw 35.1 innings, striking out 27 and walking 19
  • Made five of his starts against ACC teams on Sundays
  • Beat No. 1 North Carolina to lock up the series win for Duke
  • Held the Tar Heels to four earned runs over 5.1 innings
  • Scattered one earned run and two hits over 3.2 innings in his first ACC start against Virginia Tech
  • No-hit La Salle for 3.1 innings in his season-opening relief appearance to notch the win
  • Retired all six batters he faced in a two-inning relief appearance against Liberty
  • Struck out a career-high four batters against UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest and Wofford


  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Appeared in 10 games one of which was as a starter
  • Logged a 2.92 ERA with nine strikeouts in 12.1 innings
  • Surrendered 22 hits and four earned runs
  • Did not allow an earned run over his first five appearances for a span of six innings
  • Chipped in an inning of relief in a combined shutout against UNC Greensboro
  • Pitched with the Crystal Lake Cardinals in the Chicago Suburban League during the summer
  • Went 3-4 with two saves, a 2.83 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 47 innings with the Cards

High School

  • A four-year letterman at Marian Central Catholic
  • Pitched and played shortstop
  • Tabbed as one of the top-100 players in the state by the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune
  • An all-conference and all-area selection as a junior
  • Turned in a 5-2 record, a 1.42 ERA and 48 strikeouts through 47 innings pitched as a junior
  • Batted .390 with 32 hits, including seven doubles and a home run as a junio
  • Belted two home runs and eight hits in his three games played as a senior before being sidelined with an injury
  • Named American Legion team MVP in 2007 after batting over .450 from both sides of the plate despite playing with an arm injury
  • Also lettered in football
  • Was a running back and place kicker
  • A four-year member of the honor roll
  • Collected High Honors every year
  • Tabbed Academic All-Conference as a senior


  • Born Ryan Christopher Knott on May 9, 1989
  • The son of Terry and Lynn Knott.
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BASE: City of Durham Proclamation
BASE: Duke vs. Texas Tech Game 3 Postgame Press Conference
BASE: Duke vs. Texas Tech Game 2 Postgame Press Conference