Philip Ricci Named to All-Pac-10 Team

March 10, 2003

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University senior forward Philip Ricci has been named to the 10-member All-Pacific-10 Conference Team. The squad was announced Monday.

The 6-7 Galt, Calif., native leads the conference for rebounding at 8.3 per game, ranks tied for fifth in scoring at 16.9, is ninth for field goal percentage at .520, and is sixth for blocked shots at 1.2 per game. Ricci is the first Beaver to earn all-conference acclaim since Deaundra Tanner in 1999, and could end the season as the first Oregon State player to lead the conference for rebounding since A.C. Green in 1985.

Ricci's running mate on the Beaver frontcourt, senior Brian Jackson earned honorable mention recognition. Jackson is second on the team for scoring at 12.8 points per game and rebounding at 5.0. He is eighth for free throw percentage in the Pac-10 at .820. The Knappa, Ore., native was selected to the All-Freshman Team in 2000.

Lamar Hurd, from Houston, Texas, earned honorable mention on the conference's All-Freshman Team. Hurd has started all 27 games for the Beavers at the point guard position. He is fifth in the league for assists at 3.9, and leads the league for average minutes played by a freshman at 33.4.

Luke Ridnour of Oregon was named the conference's MVP, Ike Diogu of Arizona State was selected the top freshman, and Mike Montgomery of Stanford and Lute Olson of Arizona were selected Co-Coaches of the Year.

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