Mykal Riley




2006-07 (Junior): 

  • Transferred to Alabama from Panola JC (in Carthage, Texas) for his junior season in 2006-07
  • Started in 20 of Alabama’s 32 games (played in all 32) in 2006-07
  • Averaged 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds
  • In the final game of the 2007 season, at UMass in the 1st round of the NIT, scored season-best 24 points, going perfect 7-7 at the free throw line, 6-17 from the field and 5-11 from 3-point range
  • Had a double double of 13 points and 10 rebounds against Xavier in the championship game to help UA win the Paradise Jam in November 2006
  • Scored 20 or more points four times in 2006-07, including 24 at UMass, 22 against Louisiana Monroe and 21 against both Lipscomb and Vanderbilt
  • Scored in double digits in 25 games, including 11 of his last 12 games
  • Had 10 rebounds in two games, against Xavier and at Mississippi State
  • Had eight dunks in 2006-07
  • Finished T-11th in SEC (league games) in steals and 13th in 3-point field goal percentages

At Panola Junior College:

  • Averaged 18.4 points at Panola in 2006, his sophomore year
  • Led the nation (JUCO) in steals
  • Ranked third in the region in scoring in 2006
  • Made 93 three-point shots in 22 games his sophomore season, an average of 4.2 treys per game
  • Made 94 percent of his free throws in 2006
  • Averaged 4.4 steals per game in 2006
  • All-Region XIV, 2nd Team in 2006
  • Panola’s Athlete of the Year
  • Region XIV All-Star (played against the Division I National All-Stars in the National Junior College Athletics Association All-Star Classic in 2006
  • Coached by Scott Monarch at Panola
  • Played at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) in 2003-04
  • Coached by Charlie Schaef at Ouachita Baptist


  • 2003 graduate of Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • Pine Bluff won the 2003 state championship
  • Coached by Ron Morayne


  • Majoring in human environmental sciences
  • Starting when he was 9, played piano for his grandmother’s gospel singing group and travelled around the country touring
  • Remarkable gift for playing the piano completely by ear
  • Was once so shy that when his high school had a coaching change, he was too shy to tell the new coach he wanted to play so he sat the year out and was a team manager
  • Has a younger brother, Don Riley also plays college basketball
  • Parents are Freddie and Betty Riley
  • Born July 14, 1985