Josh Ritchart
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auburn, Calif.

High School:
Forest Lake Christian HS '10

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 235

Position:
G/F

Major:
Communication

2013-14: Competed in nine games before suffering a season-ending injury... Posted the second-highest point total among Big West players throughout the 2013-14 regular season when he dropped 35 vs. SIUE at the Portland State Tournament (11/22/13)... Needs another 33 points to reach the 1,000-point milestone... Sank a season-high four three-point shots and tied another season high with two assists at Seattle (12/2)... Blocked a season-high three shots for the second time this season vs. Idaho (11/30); also finished with 16 points and nine rebounds... Recognized by the Big West Conference as its Player of the Week on Nov. 25... By ending his weekend against tournament host Portland State (11/24) with 17 points and seven rebounds, Ritchart averaged 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds for the week; collectively, he shot .676 pct. (23 of 34) from the field and .444 pct. (4 of 9) from three throughout the three-day Portland State Tournament... Nearly recorded his second double-double in as many games by finishing with nine points and nine rebounds vs. Loyola Chicago (11/23)... Scored a career high 35 points on 12 of 14 shooting vs. SIUE (11/22); that was one of five season highs set by Ritchart... Collected 13 rebounds to tie a career high and record the Aggies' first double-double of the year vs. SIUE... Tied a career high by blocking three shots vs. Holy Names (11/11); also finished with 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting.

Josh Ritchart with economics associate professor and NCAA faculty athletics representative Scott E. Carrell outside Dutton Hall.

2012-13: Scored 10 or more points in 12 games, and 20 or more points in one game... Posted two new season highs of 13 points and six rebounds at Nevada (11/28)... Grabbed seven rebounds, made five field goals and blocked two shots, all season highs, vs. San Jose State (12/5)... Set a new season highs with 14 points and three assists vs. Eastern Washington (12/17)... Scored a season-high 15 points on a season-high six field goals at UC Irvine (12/29)... Made all five of his free throws to set a new season high vs. Cal Poly (1/10)... Scored 12 points vs. UC Santa Barbara to record his fifth-straight double-digit scoring effort for the Aggies (1/12)... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Cal State Northridge (1/17)... Recorded rebound No. 300 in that same game against the Matadors... Scored a season-high 22 points, made a season-high five threes and earned a season-high four assists at Pacific (2/2).

2011-12: Named a starter in 26 of 30 games played and lead all regulars in scoring (11.3) and field goals (112)... Ended the season ranked No. 14 in the Big West in scoring... Started the year on a tear, hitting double figures in his first eight games, including 21 vs. Bryant and 19 versus both Stanford (11/18) and Eastern Washington... Named to the Basketball Traveler's Classic All-Tournament Team, a tournament hosted by San Diego State, after averaging 16.7 ppg... Shot .369 from three-point territory, No. 4 in the Big West, and finished No. 2 on the team with 69 treys... Canned a career-high seven threes at home against Long Beach State (2/11)... Made a three-pointer in 27 of 30 games and had at least one in his first 11 games, a streak he matched near the end of the season... Scored a career-high 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... Against the Titans and Redhawks that week, he averaged 18 ppg and 10 rpg... Led the team in scoring 10 times and owned or shared top rebounding honors in 10 games.

2010-11: BIG WEST CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... FRESHMAN MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN by CollegeInsider.com... Played in all 30 games and was named a starter vs. Southern Utah (12/21) and final two regular-season games... Averaged 7.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg... Ranked No. 2 in the league behind teammate Ryan Sypkens in 3-point pct. (.409)... Enjoyed breakout game at UCLA (12/13), scoring a season-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting... Was 5 for 6 from three against the Bruins... Made five treys on three occasions throughout the season... Sank all five shots from distance at Pacific (2/12), the last of three-game stretch where he went 13 of 17 from beyond the arc (.765)... Scored 20 points at Cal State Fullerton (12/28)... Also scored at least 10 points in nine games... Grabbed a season-best eight boards in the Aggies' season finale against Fullerton (3/5)... Blocked three 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 letterwinner, Ritchart earned MVP honors as a senior... Helped lead his team to a section championship as a sophomore in 2008 after going 22-10 record on the season... Recorded 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).

PERSONAL:
Born in Mountain View, Calif.... Majoring in communication... 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.

Year G-GS FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Rebs. A Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2010-11 30-3 83-183/.454 47-115/.409 23-35/.657 75 20 11 13 236 7.9
2011-12 30-26 112-266/.421 69-180/.383 47-67/.701 153 30 22 20 340 11.3
2012-13 30-14 83-186/.446 36-101/.356 33-46/.717 107 35 10 13 235 7.8
2013-14 9-9 60-95/.632 18-32/.563 18-33/.545 59 7 12 9 156 17.3
Totals 99-52 338-730/.463 170-42/.397 121-181/.669 394 92 55 55 967 9.8