Is one of four returnees to see action in all 29 games last season (Kieron Achara, Martin Osimani and Bryant McAllister are the others) ... filled the role of defensive specialist in 2003-04 ... is expected to expand his offensive game this year ... is the younger brother of former Dukes guard Jimmy Tricco who finished his two-year DU career last season ... transferred to Duquesne from Mesa Community College in August 2002.
As a Sophomore (2003-04) Played in all 29 games - all off the bench - in his first season at DU following his transfer from Mesa Community College ... averaged 3.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game ... finished the year with 27 assists and just 11 turnovers ... had only one game with more than one miscue ... went just over a month (from Jan. 24 to Feb. 25) without committing a turnover ... the turnover-free streak spanned eight games and a total of 114 minutes ... his 20 steals were fourth-highest on the team and the most among non-starters ... played a major role in limiting Romain Sato to two second-half points (after 19 in the first half) in the Dukes' 74-68 win at Xavier on Feb. 28 ... scored a career-high 11 vs. George Washington on Feb. 24 ... totaled a team-high 10 points vs. #22 (AP) Pitt and added 10 vs. Ohio ... pulled down six rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Xavier on Jan. 14 and added three 3-pointers (9 points) at Temple ... shot 36.8 percent from the 3-point arc (7-of-19) over the last seven games to bring his percentage up to 29.2 from the arc for the season.
Junior College Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. (head coach Alton Lister) ... led the Thunderbirds with a 16.1 points per game scoring average on the way to earning NJCAA All-Region I Second Team Division I honors as a freshman ... helped Mesa to a 15-15 record (12-12 in the ACCAC) with a scoring average that ranked 11th in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference ... hit five three-pointers in scoring 25 points in a win over Northland Pioneer ... hit four three-pointers in a game on five other occasions ... played for 17-year NBA veteran Alton Lister (Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Seattle Supersonics) at Mesa.
High School Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. (head coach Mark Granger) ... three-year letterman helped Brophy to a 105-18 record during his career ... averaged 17.0 points per game and earned all-state honorable mention in leading the Broncos to a state runner-up spot as a senior ... played one season (as a sophomore) with his brother, Jimmy (then a senior) at Brophy ... that year Brophy went 30-5 and advanced to the State 5A quarterfinals ... was also a four-year volleyball letterman ... earned all-state honors in volleyball as both a junior and senior ... in his four years on the volleyball squad, Brophy was a two-time state champion (freshman and senior years) and one time state runner-up (sophomore year).
Personal Considered Boise State, Oregon State and Southern Utah in addition to Duquesne ... his sister, Erica, was a four-year volleyball letterman at outside hitter for the University of Mississippi from 2000-03 ... his brother, Jimmy, finished his two-year career at Duquesne last season as the school's all-time leading 3-point shooter at 40.1 percent ... Ryan is a communication studies major ... full name is Ryan Christopher Tricco ... date of birth: 8/30/83.
CAREER STATS FOR RYAN TRICCO
YEAR G/GS MIN/AVG FG-AT PCT 3M-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB-AVG A TO BK S PTS-AVG 2004 29/0 435/15.0 37-101 .366 19-65 .292 27-43 .628 65-2.2 27 11 3 20 100-3.4HIGH GAMES
Points - 11 vs. George Washington
Rebounds - 6 vs. Xavier
Assists - 3 vs. George Mason and vs. Fordham
Blocked Shots - 1 three times
Steals - 2 four times
Minutes - 23 at Akron and vs. Robert Morris