Rated as high as No. 44 nationally in the ESPNU 100, the 185-pound guard was rated No. 15 at his position nationally by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and No. 58 overall in the Class of 2009 ... Originally signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Memphis but was granted his full release in April 2009 ... Ranked No. 2 on the 2009 Websider Hoops Top 10 on Rivals.com ... Also the No.1-rated player in the state by TexasRoundball.com and No. 4 by Mike Kunstadt's TexasHoops.com.
Played in 15 games, averaging 8.3 minutes, before leaving the team in February 2011 for personal reasons ... Averaged 2.4 points and 0.7 rebounds ... Shot 41.4 percent from the floor (12-of-29 FG) and 23.1 percent from beyond the arc (3-of-13 3FG) ... Scored nine points in 28 minutes in season-opening win over Grambling State (Nov. 12) ... Established career high with 10 points against Prairie View A&M (Nov. 29) ... Tied career high with 10 points in 19 minutes off the bench in rout of San Diego (Dec. 22) in Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Highly-recruited guard played in 25 games as a freshman reserve, averaging 8.4 minutes per contest ... Chipped in an average of 2.2 points and 0.9 rebounds ... Dished out career-high three assists vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 13) and Jackson State (Dec. 15) ... Scored career-high nine points in 106-45 rout of Hardin-Simmons (Nov. 22) ... Played career-high 23 minutes, scoring seven points, in 64-61 road win at Arizona State (Dec. 3) ... Scored seven points in 11 minutes off bench in 85-74 road win at South Carolina (Jan. 2) ... Registered four points in 12 minutes vs. Morgan State (Jan. 6) Scored 10 points in 10 Big 12 games ... Had four points in one minute played in March 2 win at Texas Tech ... Did not score in four minutes in Sweet 16 game vs. Saint Mary's (March 26).
Led 2009 Richland Rebels to a third-place tie in District 3-5A and a 15-15 record overall as a senior ... Garnered district MVP honors, averaging a league-leading 21.4 points and 10.1 rebounds while also ranking second in blocks (1.6), third in assists (3.5) and fourth in 3-point field goals per game (1.1) ... First-team Boys All-Area selection in 2008 and 2009 by Dallas Morning News ... As a junior in 2007-08, led district in scoring (21.0) and rebounds (10.0), while dishing out 3.0 assists per contest ... Was state's No.1-rated player by TexasRoundball.com and No. 4 by Mike Kunstadt's TexasHoops.com.
Full name is Nolan Ryan Dennis ... Born March 20, 1991, in Fort Worth, Texas ... Son of Warren and Carol Dennis ... Has one brother, Collin, who played one season at South Florida and two seasons at North Texas ... Undecided major.