1999-00: Played in all 31 games, including 28 as a starter...finished second on the team in minutes played, scoring and rebounding and third in assists...led the team and ranked eighth in the MCC in steals...listed among the conference leaders in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals...posted 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in the MCC Championship game...had 11 points against UW-Milwaukee and five points against Loyola in the MCC Tournament...led the Bulldogs with 14 points against Loyola during the regular season...notched 15 points and grabbed five rebounds at UW-Milwaukee...scored 11 points against Detroit...had 12 points at Wright State...scored eight points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Loyola...posted 18 points, six rebounds, a career-high six assists and three blocked shots against IUPUI...tallied nine points against UW-Milwaukee...scored nine points and had a game-high seven rebounds against UW-Green Bay...came off the bench with a season-high 20 points against Wright State...had nine points and a career-high five steals at TCU...led the Bulldogs with 19 points and six rebounds against Belmont...had 10 points and five assists at Ball State...tallied 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes at Eastern Illinois...scored nine points against Evansville...had four steals against Indiana State...tallied 15 points and handed out a career-high six assists against Mount St. Mary's...led the Bulldogs with six rebounds at UNC Wilmington...scored nine points in Butler's opener.
1998-99: One of two freshmen to play in all 32 games...starter in Butler's final 28 games...led the team in minutes played...team's second-leading rebounder and third-leading scorer...scored in double-figures in 10 games...named to the MCC All-Newcomer team...shared Butler's scoring lead with 15 points against Old Dominion in the NIT...suffered a sprained ankle during the week prior to the MCC Tournament, but played and scored eight points against Wright State, 11 points against UW-Green Bay and five points against Detroit...scored a career-high 29 points in Butler's victory at home over UW-Milwaukee...tallied his first career double-double with 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in Butler's double-overtime win over Wright State...posted 12 points and seven rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes at UIC...hit nine of 11 shots from the field and scored 19 points in Butler's victory over Ball State.
High School: Two-sport standout at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis...helped lead his high school to state championships in both football and basketball during his prep career...leading scorer and rebounder on 22-4 Cathedral team which won the Indiana 3A state title in 1997-98...picked to the all-sectional, all-regional, all-semistate and all-state tournament teams...averaged 16.8 points and 9.0 rebounds as a senior...chipped in with 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game in final prep season...earned all-city honors and named Indianapolis "City Player of the Year"...named first team All-State...picked to the Indiana All-Star Team for the summer Indiana-Kentucky all-star series...named All-American by Street & Smith's...averaged 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while helping Cathedral to a 17-8 campaign as a junior...starting tight end on Cathedral's state championship football team in 1996...earned four varsity basketball letters...High School Coach: Peter Berg.
- Full Name: Rylan M. Hainje
- Born: 3/9/80
- Parents: Kyle Hainje
- College Major: Public Relations
- Hobbies: Play Station, watching college football
- The Athlete I Most Admire: Michael Jordan & Jerry Rice
- Best Book I've Read: Of Mice and Men
- Best Movie I've Seen: The Others
- Favorite Food: Chicken & Mashed Potatoes
- Favorite Professional Non-Basketball Team: Indianapolis Colts
- Best Basketball Player I've Faced: Glen Robinson
- Biggest Sports Thrill: Beating Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament
- Why I Chose Butler: The academic standards; athletic competition
- My Advice to Youngsters: Stay in school and work hard at it!
- Insider Info: Rylan Hainje is the strongest player on the Bulldogs' roster with a lift of 335 pounds in the bench press. That effort stands as the school record for Butler men's basketball.
- Points - 29 vs. UW-Milwaukee (2/18/99)
- Rebounds - 11 vs. Detroit (3/6/01)
- Assists - 6 vs. Santa Clara (12/20/00), 6 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/28/99), 6 vs. IUPUI (1/24/00)
- Steals - 5 at TCU (12/27/99)
- Blocked Shots - 3 vs. IUPUI (1/24/00)
- Minutes Played - 42 at Eastern Illinois (12/7/99), 42 at UIC (1/11/99)