Ben

Rico

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#3

Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: Sonora HS
Major: Biochemistry/Cell Biology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017-18
Came off the bench in 17 games ... Averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds ... Scored a career-high eight points on two occasions ... Dished out three assists in season-opener vs. Azusa Pacific (11/10)... Grabbed multiple rebounds in six games, including a career-best six vs. Chico State (1/6) ... Went 6-for-7 from the free throw line in that game.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Played in 17 contests, averaging 1.8 points and 0.7 rebounds ... Totaled a season-high six points in back-to-back games against Dixie State (11/11) and Azusa Pacific (11/12) to kick off the team's campaign ... Grabbed a season-best two rebounds four times.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16
Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Sonora High School in La Habra ... Averaged 16.6 points with 2.4 three-pointers per game as a senior ... Averaged 20.7 points and 7.4 rebounds as a junior ... First Team All-CIF Southern Section Division 3A ... Orange County Register All-Orange County Second Team ... First Team All-Freeway League ... In 2015, SHS went 29-5 overall and 10-0 in league play, winning a CIF Southern Section Division 3A title ... Team also won Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 5 in Anaheim ... Parents are Benjamin and Veronica Rico ... Has an older brother named Christian ... A Biochemistry/Cell Biology major at Muir College ... Hopes to attend grad school ... Top moment in sports was winning a CIF title in 2015 ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Most admired athlete is Kevin Durant ... Listens to Queen, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin ... Was his high school's Prom King ... Snapchat is his favorite social media outlet ... Hobbies include travel and camping.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19

CAREER HIGHS
Points 8 multiple times -
FGM 3 vs. Dixie State 11/11/17
FGA 7 vs. Chico State 1/6/18
3FGM 2 multiple times -
3FGA 5 vs. Azusa Pacific 11/12/16
FTM 6 vs. Chico State 1/6/18
FTA 7 vs. Chico State 1/6/18
Rebounds 6 vs. Chico State 1/6/18
Assists 3 multiple times -
Blocks 1 vs. Dixie State 11/11/16
Steals 2 multiple times -

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