Was listed as the No. 5 post-graduate prospect from the state of Ohio by Triple Double Prospects ... Triple Double also listed him as Cleveland's No. 2 and Ohio's No. 3 point guard prospect in the class of 2012 following his senior year of high school.
M.A.C.K. Prep Elite Training Academy in Charlotte, N.C. (head coach William Sperow) ... averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in his one season at M.A.C.K. Academy ... set a school single-game record with 40 points against Mont Clare Prep ... the old record of 37 was set by current Central Florida guard Calvin Newell ... helped M.A.C.K. to a 31-14 record and a South Atlantic Post Grad National Championship.
Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio (head coach Albert Wilson) ... averaged 17.0 ppg. with 76 assists and 70 steals as a senior ... named Associated Press Division II Third Team all-state following his senior year ... helped the Bengals to the regional semifinal before losing to eventual state runner-up Elida ... was two years behind Pitt guard Cameron Wright at Benedictine (Wright was a senior and Ridenour a sophomore in 2009-10).
Signed with Duquesne in April of 2013 ... also had offers from a number of Mid-American Conference schools ... was one of four Dukes (Derrick Colter, Jeremiah Jones and Ovie Soko were the others) to post a 40+-inch running vertical jump in testing done in July of 2013 ... Ridenour touched at 40.5" ... full name is Desmond Rhey Ridenour ... undeclared arts major ... date of birth: 10/12/93.