Ricardo Ratliffe Biography
Source:University of Missouri athletic website
June 15, 2012
Son of Kismyt Ratliffe and hails from Hampton, Va. ... Majoring in general agriculture... Named to the All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and AP ... Earned a spot on the USBWA All-District VII Team ... Broke the Mizzou and Big 12 career field goal percentage marks at 63.5 percent in his two year career ... Set the Big 12 and Mizzou single-season field goal percentage records after shooting 69.3 percent from the floor ... Also led the nation in field goal percentage ... Finished his career ranked 10th on Mizozu's career blocks list with 80 despite playing just two seasons ... Averaged 13.9 point, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game ... Reached double figures 28 times as a senior, including six 20-point games ... Had eight double-doubles on the season ... Tallied double figures the final seven games of the year ... Named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week and Big 12 Player of the Week awards after averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in wins over No. 3 Baylor and Texas A&M ... Scored a career high 27 points in Mizzou's win at No. 3 Baylor ... Has 25 points and 12 boards at Oklahoma State ... Grabbed a career best 15 rebounds at Texas Tech ... Posted 22 points and 12 rebounds against No. 4 Kansas ... Shot better than 80 percent in eight games and better than 70 percent in 18 games ... made 42-of-48 shots to shoot 87.5 percent during a six-game stretch in November and December
Before Missouri University
The #1 junior college recruit nationally after a historic career at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Fla. ... Twice named first team all-NJCAA All-America, one of just 13 players to earn back-to-back first team nods in the history of Division I junior college basketball ... Set the school career and single-season scoring records at CFCC, scoring 1,653 points in two years, including 855 points as a sophomore ... Also owns the #2 single-season scoring mark of 798 points from his freshman season ... Averaged 27.4 points and 11.3 rebounds as a sophomore for the Patriots ... Logged norms of 26.8 points and 11 boards as a freshman in 2008-09 ... Ranked the top junior college player by Rivals.com as a sophomore ... Was named the Florida Community College Activities Association Player of the Year as well as the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year in 2010 to complete a tremendous two-year run.