OREGON STATE: 2002-2003: Ricci is one of the best inside players in recent years at Oregon State...excellent with his back to the basket...strong rebounder with a soft shooting touch...a legitimate postseason honors candidate...a team-leader...will likely finish his career in the top five for career blocked shots at OSU.
2001-2002: Ricci led the team in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game...started a team-high 27 games...shot .537 (161-300) from the field for the season, eighth in the Pac-10 Conference...team-leader for rebounding at 7.1, 10th in the Pac-10...rejected 41 shots, tied for fifth for a single season at OSU with Steve Johnson (1981) and Jose Ortiz (1987)...his 1.46 blocked shots per game average was sixth in the conference...needs 13 blocked shots in 2003 to break into OSUís career top-10 list...led the team for free throws made (130) and attempted (198)...scored a career-high 24 points in games at Alaska-Anchorage, vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, and vs. Washington...scored 20-plus points eight times...recorded six double-doubles for the season, the most by a Beaver since Mustapha Hoff had seven in 1995...had a career-high 11 rebounds in games at USC, vs. San Diego, and vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne...played a career-high 40 minutes in the Feb. 21 game vs. Washington...selected to the College Hoops Insider.com All-Junior College Transfer Team...second team National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) All-District member...named to the Great Alaska Shootout Team after averaging 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in games vs. Texas, St. Johnís, and Alaska-Anchorage...Pac-10 Player of the Week after averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a road sweep of Washington and Washington State...received the programís Ralph Miller Award at the end of the season, signifying the teamís Most Valuable Player...failed to score in double figures in just one of his 28 games (Jan. 12 vs. Cal)...did not play the season opener due to a one-game suspension for participating in a non-NCAA sanctioned summer tournament.
2000-2001: Ricci redshirted after undergoing preseason knee surgery.
DELTA: Ricci was the California Junior College Co-Player of the Year and Bay Valley League MVP as a sophomore...averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds in 2000, leading the Mustangs to the California Junior College ďelite eightĒ...averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds as a freshman, and also earned conference MVP honors.
GALT: Ricci averaged 25.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and five blocked shots as a senior...Sacramento Bee and Stockton Record Player of the Year as a senior...he earned second team all-state honors...MVP of the Best of the West Fresno All-Star Game.
PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1980 in Sacramento, California...son of Ruth Ricci...has one brother and one sister...hobbies include church activities and being with friends...Chris Webber and Mitch Richmond are his favorite athletes...majoring in liberal studies.
GAMES OF NOTE Nov. 24, 2001 at Alaska-Anchorage -- Ricci made 9 of 10 field goal attemps, and 6 of 9 from the free throw line against the Seawolves in the final game of the Great Alaska Shootout...he scored a career-high 24 points, which he would equal twice.
Jan. 4, 2002 at Arizona State -- Ricci scored 23 points on 10 of 14 from the field at the Wells Fargo Arena...he also had nine rebounds.
Dec. 27, 2001 vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne -- Ricci matched his career with 24 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds...he also had three assists and two blocked shots.