Member of Baylor's top-5 nationally ranked recruiting class ... Ranked nation's No. 145 recruit by Rivals.com ... Broke Fort Worth Christian High School record with 42-point game on Nov. 27, 2011 ... Earned Academic All-State honors and was member of National Honor Society in high school ... Last name pronounced "RY-cook."
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner for coach Scott Thannum at Fort Worth (Texas) Christian High School ... Broke FCHS scoring record with 40 points on Nov. 26, 2011, then came back following day and broke record again with 42 points in team's 78-77 win over Wichita Falls Hirschi ... Averaged 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game as senior in 2011-12 ... Helped team to 21-16 record and regional playoff berth ... Shot 42 percent from 3-point range and knocked down 66 percent of 2-point field goals during senior season ... Earned second-team Class 4A All-State honors as both junior and senior, combining to score 1,231 points over last two seasons ... Ranked nation's No. 145 recruit by Rivals.com ... Among centers, ranked No. 25 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 21 nationally by ESPN ... Ranked as No. 14 recruit in Texas by ESPN.
PERSONAL Full name is Chad Philip Rykhoek ... Last name pronounced "RY-cook" ... Born Sept. 13, 1993, in Fort Worth, Texas ... Son of Phil Rykhoek and Teri Crisco ... Mother attended Baylor ... Business major.