Ryan Nembhard brother Andrew has been playing for the Indiana Pacers since 2022. Andrew is a Canadian point guard in the NBA who was drafted in 2022.

22-year-old Andrew studied at Montverde Academy and played NCAA basketball for Florida Gators and Gonzaga Bulldogs before being drafted to NBA.

Andrew is a talented athlete like his brother, and their family is very proud of what the Basketball siblings have become today. 

Andrew recently missed a game against Orlando magic due to a left knee injury. Ryan has been playing for Creighton Bluejays and recently scored his highest points in his career of 25 when beating Arkansas. 

Ryan and his brother have made their family proud by getting into basketball's most prominent platform, and Andrew has just started this exciting journey. 

Ryan Nembhard Brother Andrew Started His Career From Florida

Andrew joined the college basketball team of University of Florida in 2018
Andrew joined the college basketball team of University of Florida in 2018 ( Source : instagram )

Ryan Nembhard's brother, Andrew, started his career at Florida University and joined its basketball team in 2018. 

His significant NCAA basketball moment came when Florida defeated the LSU Tigers 76-73 in the SEC Tournament finals on March 15, 2019. 

He subsequently posted pictures on Instagram three days later, celebrating the win through beautiful shots of splashing water with his teammates, a fantastic photo of him attempting a trey shot, and his happiness when reporting the victory.  

His Career at Gonzaga Bulldogs

Andrew won the WCC tournament with the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2022
Andrew won the WCC tournament with the Gonzaga Bulldogs in 2022 ( Source : instagram )

On June 30, 2020, he transferred to Gonzaga Bulldogs even though he had been selected for the 2019 NBA draft. 

He had lots of memorable moments in his Gonzaga period. He celebrated a win against Saint Mary's Gaels in the WCC semi-finals by 78-55 on March 9, 2021, by posting photos of him on Instagram. He shared great moments with his fellow teammate, Matthew Lang. He also scored 10 points in that match. 

On April 4, 2021, he was seen with his teammates celebrating their reaching the semi-finals of the NCAA tournament 2021 after defeating USC by 85-66. They went to the finals but unfortunately lost to Baylor by 70-86. 

His most memorable moment was probably when he was seen on April 2, 2022, with his teammates at the 2022 WCC Tournament trophy. Gonzaga had won the finals by beating Saint Mary's 82-69. 

Andrew Nembhard Was Drafted In 2022

Andrew shared good news of his draft into the Indiana Pacers on July 3, 2022
Andrew shared good news of his draft into the Indiana Pacers on July 3, 2022 ( Source : instagram )

Andrew's professional career was marked when he posted an Instagram post on July 3 that saw him get drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 31st overall pick. 

His fans wished him the best for his career and were proud of him for getting selected for the NBA. 

He made his debut against Charlotte Hornets in the Summer League and earned 5 points and five assists. The Pacers won that game by 96-84. 

On October 8, he posted pictures of himself with his teammates, Tyrese Haliburton, Christopher Duarte, and Benedict Mathurin, to celebrate his Year 1 in Indiana Pacers. 

In the 2022-23 season, he played 14 games for the Pacers and recorded 20.2 minutes per game. He currently makes 6.7 points per game and contributes 3.1 assists per game. He also has 2.1 rebounds per game and 2.4 personal fouls.

His last five games have seen him winning four games and losing one against Denver Nuggets. He scored 13 points in his match against Charlotte Hornets on November 16. 

All the NBA fans are undoubtedly interested in watching the rising career of Ryan Nembhard and his brother. We can only hope for Ryan to join Andrew in the NBA someday.

Comparing the Career of Nembhard Brothers

The Nembhard siblings bright future in basketball has become a source of pride for their family
The Nembhard siblings bright future in basketball has become a source of pride for their family ( Source : theathletic )

The Nembhard Brothers have seen lots of ups and downs in their career for their respective clubs and country. 

It's important to note that both brothers are Point Guards. Andrew is the older brother, so he has had more experiences through games played, and points scored. 

Andrew started his career by joining the 2018-2019 season of the SEC tournament through Florida. Ryan joined Creighton in the 2021-22 season, i.e., 3 seasons after his older brother had started his basketball career. 

Let's look at their college career based on per-game stats and compare how they fare against each other: 

Games Played 

Andrew has played 131 games in his NCAA career over 4 seasons, 67 with Florida and 64 with Gonzaga. He spent 2 seasons with each team. Ryan has played a total of 32 games with Creighton over 2 seasons. We also count the 5 games he has played this ongoing season of 22-23. 

Andrew has started a total of 115 games over 4 seasons, while Ryan has started 32 games throughout Creighton's games, which is remarkable. 

Andrew has played 33 minutes per game in his time in Florida and 31 minutes per game for Gonzaga. Ryan has played 33.4 minutes per game; however, since he has played fewer games than his brother, we cannot make a superior comparison. 

Points in Game

Andrew has a record of making 10 points per game in his college career for Florida and Gonzaga
Andrew has a record of making 10 points per game in his college career for Florida and Gonzaga ( Source : tsn )

Andrew has made 2.6 two-pointer goals for Florida and Gonzaga, while Ryan has made 2.8 two-pointer goals for Creighton. 

Andrew made 1.1 three-pointer goals per game in his college career. He had 1.3 in his time in Gonzaga. In contrast, Ryan made 1.2 three-pointer goals per game. We will see whether he will continue this momentum till he matches his brother's number of games. 

Lastly, let's look at their points per game. Andrew's highest peak was seen during the 2021-22 season with Gonzaga, with 11.8 points per game. He has an overall of 10 points per game. Ryan made 11.3 points per game in his 2021-22 season. In the 2022-23 season, he made 8.8 points per game. 

Rebounds and Others

Andrew had a total of 2.9 rebounds per game, the same stat for both his clubs. Ryan has a record of 2.8 rebounds per game, less than his brother. 

Andrew made 5.5 assists per game for Florida and 5.1 assists for Gonzaga. In contrast, Ryan currently contributes by making 4.6 assists per game, which is lower than his brother. 

Andrew made 1.2 steals per game, with 1.1 for Florida and 1.3 for Gonzaga. Ryan made 1.1 steals, equalling his brother's record in Florida. 

Andrew made 1.8 fouls per game, more in his time with Gonzaga with 1.9 compared to 1.6 in Florida. Ryan made 2.1 fouls per game in his 2021-22 season alone, higher than his brother. We can safely say that Ryan has a more aggressive playstyle than Andrew.