Ricky Harris
DOB: August 12, 1987

at UMass

Ricky Harris - 2009/10
Ricky Harris - 2008/09
Guard, 2006-, #5
6' 2", 175, Baltimore, Md. / Calvert Hall College / Winchendon School (Mass.)

Junior year (2008-09) achievements:

Junior year (2008-09) pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: "Ricky is a player who comes back averaging 18 points a game, obviously he can fill it up. I love his competitiveness, his toughness, he's just a guy who goes out and plays to win every time on the court. I'm excited to coach him and feel like he can at least reach or exceed expectations of how he played last year. Ricky, we are excited to watch him play and I'm looking for a huge year out of both him and Chris Lowe."

Ricky Harris - 2007/08
Sophomore year (2007-08) achievements:

Sophomore year (2007-08) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Ricky is somebody, again, who has to go from not playing a huge role to someone that we are expecting to play a very significant role. He is somebody that we are going to expect to score points, we need him to be a more consistent shooter, we are going to look for him to be a defensive stopper, hopefully he can be able to guard the best players and score. Ricky is somebody who we think worked really hard this summer to be better. But again he is just a sophomore and he has the ability to have a great career here."

Ricky Harris - 2006/07
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Averaged 4.5 points in true freshman season as top scoring player off the bench in 10.8 minutes per game, playing in 32 of 33 games ... Made 16 of last 18 free throws (89 percent) to raise free throw percentage from 56 percent to 67 percent ... Fourth on the team in 3-pointers made with 17 ... Tallied seven points in seven minutes including 5-of-6 from the line in NIT First Round win over Alabama (3/13) ... Scored seven points, all in the first half in A-10 regular-season clincher at Saint Joseph's (3/3) ... Fifth game of the year in double-figures with 10 points against La Salle (2/28) ... Scored seven points in 14 minutes vs. Saint Louis (2/24) ... After two scoreless games poured in a career-high 14 points vs. St. Bonaventure (2/21), made 7-of-7 from the foul line ... Tallied six points in eight minutes at Temple (2/11) ... Scored 28 points in three games (9.3 ppg) from Jan. 21-28, after being scoreless for five games in a row ... Played sensational defense in helped to hold Leemire Goldwire of Charlotte (1/28) to just one made field goal while he guarded him in career-best 26 minutes. Also scored five points as he made a pair of free throws with 3:02 left to give UMass the lead for good in 66-61 win ... Netted 10 points for second straight game in double-figures at Rhode Island (1/24) ... After not scoring in five games in a row, tied his career-high with 13 points vs. Duquesne (1/21). Set new career-best in the game with five field goals made (on six attempts), four rebounds, three assists and 18 minutes ...Tallied four points vs. Yale (12/28) in just nine minutes of action ... Combined for 21 points in two games in Kentucky including career-high 13 points at Kentucky (12/22). Scored 13 points in just 16 minutes at UK ... Led UMass in scoring at halftime at Louisville (12/13) with all of his eight points in the game. Made three 3-pointers in career-best 17 minutes of action ... Career-high nine points at Savannah State (11/28) as he made a pair of threes and was 3-for3 from the line ... Scored eight points in eight minutes on 3-of-4 at Jacksonville State (11/25), including first two three pointers ... Had a layup against Northeastern (11/19) ... Made college debut vs. Dartmouth (11/11) and scored eight points.

Signs with Minutemen on 4/12/2006

BEFORE UMASS: Harris has had a standout season at Winchendon in 2005-06, averaging 17.0 points while shooting 43 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the foul line. He helped the Green Wave to the NEPSAC Championship game on the way to a 19-14 record under head coach Mike Byrnes, who played basketball for the Minutemen in the late 1980s. Harris' scored a season-high 33 points against Philadelphia Lutheran at the Prep Showcase in November 2005.

Harris starred in the National Prep School Invitational in February of 2006 earning the top ranking of all players at that event held in Rhode Island. HoopScoop.com ranked him as the 27th-best fifth-year player in the nation. He was ranked as the fourth-best shooting guard available in the late signing period by HoopScoop.com.

Harris was a high school star at Calvert Hall where he earned Baltimore Catholic League Co-Player of the Year honors in 2005 playing for head coach Mark Amatucci. He was honored as All-Baltimore Metro and All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) as a junior and senior. He was named to the Baltimore's Sun's All-Metro Second Team as senior. Harris averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals as a senior and 19.0 points per game, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in his junior year with the Cardinals. He finished as Calvert Hall's third all-time leading scorer behind 2002 Maryland All-American and current Portland Trailblazer Juan Dixon and Reggie Bryant who starred at Villanova and Saint Louis.

Harris played for the Baltimore Select AAU team. He was named the Eastern Invitational's Most Outstanding Player after his senior season. He also played in the Charm City Challenge in Baltimore, the adidas Memorial Day Classic in Maryland, the Kingwood Classic in Houston, the BET Pro-Am and Top 20 All-Star Game in 2005.

PERSONAL: Ricky Dontae Harris ... Born on August 12, 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland ... Son of Donna Evette Harris and Ricky Lee Harris ... Brother of Derrick and Riquelle Harris ... Communication major.

Harris's Career Highs

Points35 - vs Boston College (12/6/08)
Rebounds7 - twice, last vs IUPUI (12/27/08)
FGM12 - twice, last vs Boston College (12/6/08)
FGA22 - at Vanderbilt (1/5/08)
3-pt FGM7 - vs Ohio State (4/3/08)
3-pt FGA13 - vs Duquesne (3/11/09)
FTM11 - vs Cal Poly (11/9/07)
FTA16 - vs Cal Poly (11/9/07)
Assists7 - at Duquesne (1/30/08)
Blocks1 - eleven times, last vs Rhode Island (2/18/09)
Steals5 - vs Yale (11/14/07)
Minutes41 - at Charlotte (1/21/09)

Career Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk St Pts Avg
2006-07 32 0 347 10.8 45 124 .363 17 67 .254 38 57 .667 5 26 31 1.0 32 0 16 17 1 12 145 4.5
2007-08 36 33 1173 32.6 209 488 .428 104 278 .374 134 178 .753 19 71 90 2.5 74 1 63 73 5 56 656 18.2
2008-09 30 30 973 32.4 173 416 .416 87 225 .387 113 143 .790 11 75 86 2.9 58 1 45 78 5 40 546 18.2
Career 98 63 2493 25.4 427 1028 .415 208 570 .365 285 378 .754 35 172 207 2.1 164 2 124 168 11 108 1347 13.7

A FEW MINUTES WITH RICKY (Courtesey: UMass Athletics)
Major (Why?): Communication, I want to be a sports broadcaster
Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne
Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: 2002 Final Four, Maryland won
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Pistons
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Dick Vitale, Hubert Davis
Pro Sports Team I Would Like To Play For: Any team, I will be grateful
Favorite Athletes: Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Juan Dixon
Childhood Idol: My mother, father grandfather, and grandmothers
Best Player I Ever Faced: Rudy Gay, Juan Dixon, and all my boys from back home
Best Player I Ever Played With: Jermaine Dixon, Kevin Palmer, Brandon Driver
My Most Prized Possession: BCL player of the year, UMass most improved player
Best Moment at UMass: Beating Alabama on ESPN
My First Memory of Basketball: When my dad first signed me up to play
My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Beating Louisville at Freedom Hall
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: College Football
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Slam, Dime, GQ
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My family, Bino Ranson, Phil Dixon
Best Advice From a Coach: Listen to what is being said, not how its being said
Most People Don't Know This But: I hate cats, I like to sing
Pre-game Rituals: Listening to my ipod, Taking a cold bath
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Singing, trying to cook, I am very funny
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Take my family out of Baltimore

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