Full Name: Rick Apodaca
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 190
Birthdate: July 1, 1980
High School: North Bergen HS (North Bergen, NJ)
Participated in NBA training camp with the Orlando Magic in 2003.
Played on the bronze medal-winning Puerto Rican National Team in the Pan American Games in the summer of 2003. Participated with Team Puerto Rico in the World Championships in Indianapolis in 2002. Played with Puerto Rico in the Global Games in Dallas in 2000.
As a senior, averaged 18.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Appeared in 15 games after missing the first half of the season while serving a suspension. Led team in scoring. Played all 40 minutes nine times. Posted career-high 34 points in first appearance of the season against Old Dominion. Scored 29 points against Virginia Commonwealth. Tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against William & Mary. Dished out career-high nine assists at Drexel.
As a junior, averaged 17.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Ranked third in the CAA in scoring and eighth in assists. Scored in double figures in 29 games and had 14 games of 20 or more points. Recorded season-high 30 points against Virginia Commonwealth. Scored 27 points in the rematch. Posted back-to-back 25 point efforts against Delaware and Towson. Registered 22 points against Syracuse. Tallied 26 points and a season-high eight assists against George Mason in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament. Named to the University Hoops All-Tournament Team. Earned Second Team All-CAA honors.
As a sophomore, averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Started 28 of 30 games. Tied for second on the team in scoring. Scored in double figures 19 times, with a season-high of 21 points against Penn State in the ECAC Holiday Festival championship game. Scored 20 points each against Towson and at New Hampshire. Scored 11 points and grabbed career-high eight rebounds against Delaware in the America East Tournament Championship. Led team with 16 points against UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a freshman, averaged 7.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 18.5 minutes a contest. Started once. Scored in double figures 10 times, with a season-high 22 points and seven assists against New Hampshire. Hit four three-point shots while scoring 18 points at California. Recorded 14 points and six assists at Hartford. Scored 14 points and dished out five assists in the America East Tournament quarterfinals against Boston University.