Six-foot-nine sophomore Josh Ritchart developed tremendously in his first season under coach Jim Les.
Always a great three-point shooter, this season Ritchart learned to get into the paint and find other ways to score; including getting the free throw line, something he rarely did last year.
Ritchart averaged a team-high 11.3 points per-game and 27.7 minutes per-game while starting in 26 contests.
Ritchart was the only Aggie to score 20 or more points in a game three times this season, with his season high 24 coming against Long Beach State in February.
The sophomore recorded two double-doubles this year, the only Aggie to record more than one.
As part of a core group of returning players for UC Davis, Ritchart will continue to develop under coach Les and will be a key scorer and defender for the Aggies next season.
— Caelum Shove