Jimmy Tricco Career Recap
Started all 59 of a possible 59 games after transferring to Duquesne from Gonzaga in August of 2001 ... played four different positions at times during his career: power forward, small forward, shooting guard and point guard ... finished as Duquesne's all-time leader in 3-point shooting accuracy at 40.1 percent (134-of-334) ... averaged 29.0 minutes per game ... scored in double digits 28 times (14 as a Jr. and 14 as a Sr.) ... also topped the 10-point mark twice in 50 games at Gonzaga ... scored 20 or more in a game five times with a career-high of 23 vs. La Salle as a junior ... hit 7-of-13 3-point attempts in that game ... the seven "three's" tied for the second-most ever in a game by a DU player ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 46 of 59 games ... had 16 games with four or more 3-pointers ... team captain as a senior ... was named to the CoSida Academic All-District 2 Basketball Team two times (2003 & 2004) ... capped his senior season by being named the Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the year for men's basketball ... was also a two-time member of the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team ... completed his undergraduate degree in psychology with a 3.84 GPA in the spring of 2003 ... played his final season while taking graduate courses in the school of education in marriage and family therapy where he posted a 4.00 GPA ... was the first Duquesne men's basketball player to earn district or national academic All-America honors since Bill Zopf was named to the national team in both 1969 and 1970.
Aa a Senior (2003-04)
Was one of two players to start all 29 games ... finished fourth on the team in scoring at 9.6 ppg. ... led team with 58 3-point field goals (58-of-157, 36.9%) ... finished third on the team with 61 assists ... had the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio on the team at 1.79-to-1 (61-34) ... averaged 28.8 minutes per game ... shot 80.8 percent (21-of-26) from the foul line ... scored in double digits 14 times with a high of 20 points at West Virginia ... added 18 each vs. Prairie View and vs. Dayton ... hit at least four 3-pointers in four of DU's first six games (20-of-48, 41.7%), before struggling from the arc in the Dukes' next 16 outings (13-of-66, 19.7%) ... re-emerged to connect on 25-of-43 from the arc in DU's last seven games to bring his career percentage to a school-record .401 percent ... had his most productive 3-point shooting outing since a 4-of-11 performance at Akron on Dec. 17 when he hit 5-of-7 from long distance vs. Fordham on Feb. 25 ... followed that with three more 3-pointers at Xavier before hitting four treys in each of the Dukes' last three games ... finished the season on a six game double-digit scoring streak ... hit what proved to be the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in DU's 70-69 win over Cornell on New Year's Eve.
As a Junior (2002-03)
Finished second on the team in scoring at 10.4 ppg. and assists with 67 ... led the team in 3-pointers made (76) attempted (177) and percentage (42.9%) as well as steals with 34 ... was the only Duquesne player to start all 30 games ... reached the 20-point mark four times with 23 vs. La Salle, 21 vs. George Washington and 20 at both George Mason and at Dayton (all in the second half) ... his career scoring high entering the season was 13 set at Boise State during his sophomore season at Gonzaga ... hit five 3-pointers in a game six times: (5-10 vs. Cleveland State, 6-8 at George Mason, 6-8 at Dayton, 5-11 vs. St. Bonaventure, 7-13 vs. La Salle and 5-8 vs. George Washington) ... his seven 3-pointers vs. La Salle were the most by a DU player since Tom Pipkins hit 7-of-12 from long range vs. St. Bonaventure on Mar. 1, 1997 (a span of 167 games) ... his 42.9 shooting percentage from 3-point land in 2003 ranked second on DU's all-time single-season list behind Courtney Wallace, who converted 44.1% of his 3-point attempts in 2000-01 ... hit all six of his "3s" in the second half at Dayton ... his 20 second-half points vs. the Flyers keyed a 20-point DU comeback ... scored 15 of those points in a 5:34 span as the Dukes rallied from a 52-32 deficit to take a 72-71 lead with a minute left ... shot 34.8 percent (8-of-23) from the experimental 20'6" 3-point arc in three games at San Juan ... 177 of his 245 field goal attempts (72.2%) came from beyond the 3-point arc ... shot 45.6 percent (41-90) from the arc in A-10 play ... his put-back of his own miss with 2.5 seconds left in regulation forced overtime in DU's 71-68 win over Florida International in the championship game of the FIU New Year's Classic ... the victory secured DU's first in-season tournament title since 1978.
As a Junior at Duquesne (2001-02)
Practiced with the team while sitting out the season following his transfer from Gonzaga.
As a Sophomore at Gonzaga (2000-01)
Played in 50 of a possible 68 games as a freshman and sophomore at Gonzaga where he averaged 1.7 points, shot 35.7 percent from the field and had a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... 50 of his 84 field goal attempts came from beyond the 3-point arc ... Gonzaga went 52-16 in Tricco's two seasons ... was part of Zags' teams that made back-to-back NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances (26-9 in 2000 and 26-7 in 2001) ... practiced regularly against first team All-West Coast Conference guards Matt Santangelo (2000), Richie Frahm (2000) and Dan Dickau (2001) ... came off the bench in 21 of 23 games as a sophomore ... logged double-digit minutes eight times ... started against Washington and at Montana ... came off the bench to score a career high 13 points (3-of-6 from the arc) in 18 minutes at Boise State ... saw limited action in NCAA Tournament games vs. Indiana State and Michigan State.
As a Freshman at Gonzaga (1999-00)
Played in 27 of 35 games as a true freshman ... saw his playing time steadily increase as the season progressed ... logged double-digit minutes six times including four times in the Zags' last nine games ... played a season-high 19 minutes in back-to-back games at Portland and vs. Loyola Marymount in late January, early February ... scored a total of 19 points in the two games, including a season-high 11 vs. LMU on 4-of-5 shooting (3-of-3 from the arc) ... handed out a season-high four assists at Portland ... saw limited action in NCAA Tournament games vs. Louisville and St. John's.
Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. (head coach Mark Granger) ... averaged 12.5 points and 5.5 assists per game as a senior for a 30-5 State 5A quarterfinalist ... helped Brophy to the Desert Valley League title and a spot in the Class 5A Regional as a senior ... played one season with his brother and current Duquesne teammate, Ryan, who was a sophomore on the 30-5 squad ... hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter of a game against Horizon ... was a first team all-league pick ... averaged 12.0 points per game as a junior ... was invited to the Arizona High School Top 100 Tournament in the summer of `99 where his team went undefeated.
Was born in Sewickley, Pa., and lived in Moon Township for eight years before moving to Phoenix ... Sewickley and Moon are both suburbs located west of downtown Pittsburgh ... still has relatives in the Pittsburgh area ... his sister, Erica, was a four-year volleyball letterman at outside hitter for the University of Mississippi from 2000-03 ... played his senior season at DU with his younger brother Ryan who was a sophomore ... assisted on Ryan's first 3-pointer in the season opener vs. Prairie View ... Ryan subbed for Jimmy when Jimmy fouled out of the final game of his career at Dayton in the second round of the 2004 Atlantic 10 Championship ... Jimmy earned a spot on the 2001-02, 2002-03 & 2003-04 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... has also been named to the DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll ... completed undergraduate work on his psychology degree in the spring of 2003 ... is currently taking graduate classes in the school of education in marriage and family therapy ... full name is James Elliott Tricco ... date of birth: 10/10/80.