Victorious in six of its last nine games played, UC Davis continues to climb the conference standings as the season progresses
2011-12: Played in 30 games, starting 26 and leading all regulars in scoring (11.3) and field goals (112)... Ranked 14th in the Big West in scoring... Started the year on a tear, hitting double figures in his first 8 games, including 21 vs Bryant and 19 versus both Stanford (11/18) and Eastern Washington...Named All-Tournament at Basketball Traveler's Classic at San Diego State after averaging 16.7 ppg... Shot .369 from three-point territory, fourth-best in the Big West, and finishing second on the team with 69 treys... Had a career-high 7 treys at home against Long Beach State (2/11) while canning 5 each against Bryant (11/12), Eastern Washington (11/27), Cal State Fullerton (12/29) and UC Riverside (2/4)... Had 3 games with 4 treys each... Made a three-pointer in 27 of 30 games and had at least 1 in his first 11 games, a streak he matched towards the end of the season... Scored a career-high tying 24 points against Long Beach State (2/11)... Had double-doubles of 16 pts, 13 rebs against Cal State Northridge (2/9) and 16 pts, 12 rebs at Seattle (2/20)... Named Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 27 for his efforts against Cal State Fullerton and Seattle (avg.18 ppg, 10 rpg. in the 2 games)... Led the team in scoring 10 times and owned or shared rebounding honors in 10 games.
2010-11: BIG WEST CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... FRESHMAN MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICA by CollegeInsider.com... Shared conference honor with Maliik Love of Cal Poly... Played in all 30 games, starting December matchup vs. Southern Utah (12/21) and final 2 regular-season games... Averaged 7.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg... Ranked 2nd in league behind teammate Ryan Sypkens in 3-pt pct. (.409)... Enjoyed breakout game at UCLA (12/13), scoring season-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting... Was 5 for 6 from 3-pt against the Bruins... Made 5 treys 3 times including 5-for-5 effort at Pacific (2/12), the last of 3-game stretch where he went 13 of 17 from beyond the arc (.765)... Had 20 points at Cal State Fullerton (12/28)... Scored at least 10 points in 9 games... Grabbed season-best 8 boards in season finale agaisnt Fullerton (3/5)... Blocked 3 shots against Notre Dame de Namur (12/4).
FOREST LAKE CHRISTIAN HS '10: Played at Forest Lake Christian High School under coach Dave Thomas... A four year letter winner, earned MVP honors as a senior... Helped lead team to a section championship as a sophomore in 2008 after a 22-10 record on the season... Recorded an impressive 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks per game as a senior... Was a 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee... Earned selections to the All-Central League, All-CIF Div. V and 2010 ESPN All-State teams... Was MVP of the Sacramento Optimist All-Star game... Received the A. Dale Lackey Scholarship from the CIF and is a member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF)... Scored a career high 43 points while at Forest Lake. PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Tom and Mary Lou Ritchart... Has three siblings, Andrew, Laura and Sara... Favorite sport to play other than basketball is badminton... Sports hero is Kevin Durant.