Consensus four-star, top-50 national recruit ... Two-time Gatorade Louisiana High School Player of the Year ... Relative of late Loyola Marymount All-American basketball player Hank Gathers ... Played high school basketball in same town as former Baylor All-American point guard Tweety Carter.
HIGH SCHOOL Consensus top-50 national recruit and No. 1 recruit in state of Louisiana ... Played for coach Tim Byrd at Riverside Academy in Reserve, La. ... Two-time Gatorade Louisiana High School Player of the Year and two-time Louisiana Sports Writers Association Mr. Louisiana ... Helped Rebels to 33-10 record and Class 2A state championship game by averaging 22.0 points, 17.0 rebounds, 4.1 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals as senior in 2011-12 ... Averaged 20.7 points, 16.2 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game as junior in 2010-11 ... Led team to state title and earned Most Outstanding Player honors at state tournament as sophomore in 2009-10, averaging 19.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game ... Ranked nation's No. 34 recruit by Scout.com ... Also ranked No. 36 by ESPN, No. 37 by Rivals.com, No. 41 by 247Sports.com and No. 42 by MaxPreps.com.
PERSONAL Full name is Ricardo Darnell Gathers ... Nickname is Rico ... Born Jan. 7, 1994, in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Richard Sr. and Janice Gathers ... Father is cousin of late Loyola Marymount All-American basketball player Hank Gathers ... Finance major.