Bruising power forward, averaged 5.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game as freshman in 2012-13 ... Consensus four-star, top-50 national recruit ... Two-time Gatorade Louisiana High School Player of the Year ... Second cousin 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.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN) Played in all 37 games and made two starts, averaging 16.7 minutes per game in debut season at Baylor ... Was used as Bears' first big man off bench ... Averaged 5.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game ... Ranked third on team and 15th in Big 12 Conference in rebounds per game ... Recorded 211 rebounds, which was second-most among Big 12 freshmen behind teammate Isaiah Austin ... Ranked fifth in Big 12 with 2.4 offensive rebounds per game ... Improved rebounding average to 6.0 per game in Big 12 play, which ranked 10th in league ... Tied for eighth in Big 12 with three double-doubles, including both games started ... Recorded double-figure rebounds in six of nine games in which he played 20+ minutes ... Made first career start in season's second game vs. Jackson State (11/11), posting double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes ... Had six offensive rebounds and made 6-of-8 field goals vs. JSU ... Posted seven points and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes of win at Texas Tech (1/8) ... Had season-highs with 13 rebounds and three blocks at Kansas (1/14) ... Made second career start and posted double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. Hardin-Simmons (1/19) ... Had third double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes off bench at TCU (1/26) ... Recorded season-high 22 points on 7-of-8 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in win vs. West Virginia (2/13) ... Had eight points and 12 rebounds - including season-high seven offensive boards - in 23 minutes off bench vs. Oklahoma State (3/14) at Big 12 Championship ... Played 27 minutes and had eight points and 10 boards in NIT quarterfinal win vs. Providence (3/27) ... Finished season making 67% (16-of-24) of free throws over final 14 games after shooting 44% (28-of-63) over first 23 games.
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.