42 - Rylan Hainje
Rylan Hainje
Height: 6-6
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
High School: Cathedral
Position: F
2000-01: Started all 32 games...named to the MCC All-Defensive Team...earned a spot on the MCC All-Tournament team...became the first player since 1997-98 to lead Butler in scoring in three consecutive games (Evansville, Indiana State and UNC-Wilmington)...first Butler player since '97-98 to post back-to-back 20-point performances (Evansville and Indiana State)...led the Bulldogs with five 20-point efforts...finished second on the team in rebounding and field goal shooting...ranked fifth in the conference in field goal shooting...scored in double-figures in 16 games...tallied 15 points against #23 Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Detroit in the championship game of the MCC Tournament...posted a season-high 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Butler's overtime victory against UW-Milwaukee...had 10 points and led the Bulldogs with seven rebounds and four assists in Butler's win at Cleveland State...scored 14 points at Detroit...led the Bulldogs with 15 points, including 12 in the second half, at UW-Milwaukee...scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Wright State...had team-highs of 18 points and six rebounds against Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl Classic, less than four hours after being treated at a hospital for flu-like symptoms...scored 15 points against TCU...matched his career-high with six assists against Santa Clara...led the Bulldogs with 14 points against UNC-Wilmington...tallied a team-high 22 points at Indiana State...scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Evansville...had 13 points and nine rebounds against Ball State.

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.

Hainje Profile

  • 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.

SeasonG-GSFG-FGAPCT.3PT-3APCT.FT-FTAPCT.ASTREBAVG.PTS.AVG.
1998-9932-2895-193.4921-10.10070-111.631441504.72618.2
1999-0032-28112-229.4896-15.50061-108.565641434.62919.4
2000-0132-32127-250.50821-51.41274-117.632371745.434910.9
Career95-88334-672.49728-73.384205-336.6101454674399019.5

Career Bests

  • 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)