Was one of two non-starters to play in all 30 games in 2013-14 ... possesses outstanding speed and quickness ... can play both guard positions.
As a Freshman (2013-14)
Played in all 30 games off the bench ... was third on the team with 58 assists ... led the team with 28 steals ... scored all nine of his points in 14 first-half minutes against Pitt ... scored a season-high 11 points in 17 minutes at Saint Francis, Pa. ... added eight points and a season-high six assists all in 13 second-half minutes at Saint Joseph's ... had eight points and a season-best four steals at VCU ... had a season-high five rebounds against both Appalachian State and at George Mason ... went 4-of-5 from field in scoring eight points in 16 minutes at Rhode Island ... added eight more points along with three steals against Richmond at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
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 ... played with 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 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 ... was one of five Dukes (Derrick Colter, L.G. Gill, Eric James and Jeremiah Jones were the others) to post a 40+-inch running vertical jump in testing done in July of 2014 ... Ridenour touched at 40" ... full name is Desmond Rhey Ridenour ... undeclared arts major ... date of birth: 10/12/93.