Full Name: Philip Ricci
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 253
Birthdate: May 31, 1980 (Sacramento, CA)
High School: Galt HS (Galt, CA)
College: Oregon State
Participated in NBA training camp with the Sacramento Kings in 2003.
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Oregon State, after starting at San Joaquin Delta College in California. Redshirted the 2000-01 season at Oregon State after undergoing pre-season knee surgery. Finished career as the fourth all-time leading shot-blocker in school history with 75. Started 55 of 56 games at Oregon State. Recorded 14 career double-doubles.
As a senior, averaged 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Started all 28 games. Led Pac-10 in rebounding and ranked seventh in scoring. Scored 20 or more points 10 times. Posted a career-highs 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds at UCLA. Snared career-high 15 rebounds while scoring 17 points against Washington State. Scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the rematch. Tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds at Oregon. Posted 24 points against Arizona. Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds against Stanford. Selected to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team, the first OSU player to achieve the honor since Deaundra Tanner in 1999. Was also named to the USBWA All-District 9 Team.
As a junior, averaged 16.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Started 27 of 28 games. Led team in scoring and rebounding. Blocked shot total of 41 ranked tied for fifth all-time on the school’s single-season record list. Posted six double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points eight times, including a season-high 24 points in three games, at Alaska-Anchorage, against IPFW, and against Washington. Grabbed season-high 11 rebounds on three occasions, at USC, against San Diego, and against IPFW. Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in road wins over Washington and Washington State. Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team after averaging 18 points and eight rebounds in three games.
As a sophomore at San Joaquin Delta, averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds. Helped lead team to the Elite Eight of the State Tournament. Earned Bay Valley League MVP honors and was named the California Junior College Co-Player of the Year.
As a freshman, averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds. Earned Conference MVP honors.