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Ryan Stack
Personal information
Born (1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 43)
Nashville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican / Macedonian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCheatham County
(Chapmansboro, Tennessee)
CollegeSouth Carolina (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1998–2009
PositionPower forward / Center
Number10
Career history
19992000Cleveland Cavaliers
2000–2001Gijón Baloncesto
2001–2002Maccabi Ramat Gan
2002–2006Aris Thessaloniki
2006–2007Olympiacos
2007–2009BC Kyiv
Career highlights and awards

Ryan Eugene Stack (born July 24, 1975) is an American and Macedonian former professional basketball player. He currently resides in Tennessee where he is a General Manager for Waste Industries.

Professional career[edit]

Stack, a 6 ft 11 in (211 cm) forward/center from the University of South Carolina, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (48th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft. He saw limited playing time in two seasons with the Cavaliers, as the backup to All-Star center Žydrūnas Ilgauskas. After playing in just 43 games for the Cavaliers, Stack signed a contract to play in Europe, and played for Gijón team from Spain's ACB for the 2000–01 season.

The next season, Stack moved to Israel and was signed by the Maccabi Ramat Gan team. After the year in Israel, he moved to Greece and was signed by Aris Thessaloniki; he played there from 2002 to 2006. In all of those years with the team, he won the EuroCup Challenge in 2003, and reached the EuroCup final in 2006. He was then the highest paid center in Europe.

Stack was signed by Olympiacos, for whom he played one season, in August 2006. He then signed with the Ukrainian league team BK Kyiv.

Macedonia national team[edit]

While playing for Aris Thessaloniki, Stack adopted the citizenship of Republic of Macedonia. That way he could play as a European on a Bosman passport, and thus not count as one of the two non-Europeans that were allowed per team in the Greek League at that time. He played for the Republic of Macedonia in several FIBA EuroBasket and FIBA World Cup qualifications.

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