Junior center collects Big West statistical championships in two rebounding categories
Ryan Sykpens finishes a brilliant career ranked No. 12 all-time in scoring
Check local satellite/cable listings to see if UC Davis spoils UC Irvine's outright league title hopes
UC Davis seeks season split against Matadors, faces Anteaters for the first time this season
Men's hoops hits the road for games at Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara this week
2008-09: One of three Aggies to start all 32 games...Averaged 11.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game...Finished 15th in the Big West in scoring...Second on the team with 44 three-pointers...Shot .379 from beyond the arc...Scored 10 or more points 21 times with a season-high 18 points against Tulane (11/28) and Loyola College (12/21)...Scored 17 points in Big West Tournament Second Round game against Pacific (3/12)...Had at least one three-pointer in all but 7 games and at least two in 11 games.
2007-08: Appeared in 24 games with 11 starts... Averaged 9.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game... Missed seven games from mid-December to mid-January due to an injury... Was a dominant force in team's final nine games when he led the Aggies with 17.8 points and 5.7 rebounds during the closing stretch... Final nine games also included a 20-for-48 (.417) effort from beyond the arc and a .505 field goal percentage... Had four games with at least 20 points, including a career-high 26 points against UC Santa Barbara (2/16) following a 25-point performance two days earlier at Cal State Fullerton... Posted a double-double (22 points and 10 rebounds) against Sacramento State (3/1)... Led the Big West in free-throw shooting with a .911 clip from the stripe... Missed just five free throws in 56 attempts... Led UC Davis in scoring in conference games with 12.5 ppg.
2006-07: Played in 27 games, starting 15... Scored 165 points (6.1 ppg) with 84 rebounds and 16 blocks in just 450 minutes... Rate of 14.7 points per 40 minutes was 2nd on team behind Thomas Juillerat (18.0)... Shot .489 (64-for-131) from the field, .373 (22-for-59) from three-point range... Percentages jumped to .511 (47-for-92) and .380 (19-for-50) against Big West Conference teams... Playing time increased dramatically in second half of season... Made first collegiate start vs. Utah Valley State (1/6), then enjoyed breakout night at Cal Poly in his next game (1/11)... Scored 15 points with 6 rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Mustangs... Performed double-double in home game with Cal Poly, posting 15 points with 10 rebounds (2/3)... That game launched a run of six straight games of double-figured scoring, a span in which he totalled 82 points (2/3-2/24)... Drained 9-for-15 FGs for season-high 21 points and 7 rebounds at UC Irvine (2/22).
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE HS '05: Two-sport standout, starring in uncommon double of basketball and golf... Led team at 12 ppg, 9 rpg as a senior... Panthers won Bay Shore Athletic League title and advanced to the North Coast Section final in 2005... Scored 20 points with 16 rebounds in BSAL semifinal game... Earned MVP honors in golf, averaging 37.7 per nine-hole round.
PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Father is Michel Calegari... Career highlight entering UC Davis was competing in the CIF state basketball championships.
MBB vs. Long Beach State
(5 p.m., ESPNU)
UC Davis vs. Long Beach State
Packed Pavilion expected
for Saturday's ESPNU game
Ags head to Fullerton for
FOX Prime Ticket matchup