Men's Basketball



    20 A.J. Ratliff  
    A.J. Ratliff

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    North Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 188

    Position:
    Guard

    Experience:
    3L


    01/27/2007

    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan 2006-07

    01/17/2007

    Men's Basketball Vs Iowa 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Iowa 2006-07

    01/12/2007

    Men's Basketball Vs Purdue 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Purdue 2006-07

    12/30/2006

    Men's Basketball Vs Ball State 2006

    Men's Basketball Vs Ball State 2006

    12/20/2006

    Men's Basketball Vs Western Michigan 2006

    Men's Basketball Vs Western Michigan 2006

    JUNIOR YEAR (2006-07)

    Played in 30 games and started 12 times • averaged 9.3 points and 2.3 rebounds • shot 40.7% from three-point range • had 43 assists, 12 blocked shots and 25 steals • scored 18 points on a career-high six 3-pointers against Penn State (3/3/07) • tallied 10 points at Michigan State (2/24/07) • scored 15 points and matched his season high with five rebounds at Iowa (2/3/07) • came off the bench to lead all scorers with 20 points, including 18 in the second half, against Wisconsin (1/31/07) • posted second straight double-digit scoring effort with 14 points at Penn State (1/13/07) • returned after missing two games with a wrist injury to score 16 points, including a perfect shooting night from the field (6-6) vs. Purdue (1/10/07) • tallied 13 points, including nine in the first half, and added three steals vs. Western Michigan (12/20/06) • led the Hoosiers with 14 points against Southern Illinois (12/17/06) • scored in double figures for the second straight game, tallying 13 points vs. Western Illinois (12/6/06) • tied career highs with four 3-pointers and three steals, scoring a season-high 18 points against Charlotte (12/2/06).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005-06)

    Played in 28 contests, starting on 13 occasions • averaged 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 16.9 minutes per contest • saw first action of the season against No. 1/1 Duke (11/30/05) after missing the opening three games with an injured right thumb • made first start of the season against Kentucky (12/10/05) and notched a career-high with 21 second-half points in the IU victory • came off the bench and scored all 11 of his points in the first half at Penn State (2/15/06), including a season-high three three-point field goals • started at guard against Michigan (3/4/06) and had five points to go along with a career-high tying three assists • pulled down a season-high seven rebounds and equaled a season-best with two blocks to go along with five points against Penn State (2/22/06) • had a solid game off the bench against Connecticut (2/4/06) with five points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004-05)

    Stepped in immediately, competing in 26 contests, starting 14 times • led team in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 24-of-55 shots from behind the arc for a team-best .436 percentage • had he averaged one three-pointer made per game, his percentage would have placed him second among the Big Ten three-point shooting leaders • finished the year with an average of 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 21.3 minutes per contest • stepped up overall game in league play, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 boards, while shooting .526 from the floor and .477 from three-point range • had first career double-double, accounting for 16 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of action at Northwestern (1/5/05) • accounted for 15 points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals in victory over Minnesota (2/12/05) • had seven points, six boards and a career-high four blocks in the double-overtime win at Purdue (1/15/05) • with his four blocks against Purdue, he became the first IU guard to have at least four blocks in a game since Greg Graham achieved the feat with four swats against Texas A&M on Dec. 28, 1989 • collected 15 points in 20 minutes of action vs. Purdue (2/22/05) • had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes of action against Penn State (2/2/05) • received first career start against Ball State (12/28/04) and contributed four points and two blocks.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Averaged 19 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals to lead North Central to a 21-4 record to earn Indiana's coveted Mr. Basketball Award, marking the 18th time that the state's top player had signed with the Hoosiers • rated No. 72 in the final Insiders.com Top 100 • tallied six points in the Derek Anderson Derby Festival Classic on April 24 and also won the event's slam dunk contest • Ratliff boasts a 39-inch vertical leap and is a smooth outside shooter • Ratliff averaged 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal per game as a junior, when he shot 41 percent from three-point range • played for the same North Central program that produced former Arizona All-American and NBA player Jason Gardner • the son of Stephanie and Joshua Gilbert was born on Dec. 2, 1985 and is majoring in general studies.

                                     Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
    Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
    2004-05   26-14   553/21.3   51-105  .486   24-55   .436   25-36   .694  25-48    73  2.8  37-0   23  26  16  16  151/5.8
    2005-06   28-13   472/16.9   32-100  .320   19-60   .317   15-20   .750  24-30    54  1.9  55-3   15  12  14   8   98/3.5
    2006-07   30-12   661/22.0  100-220  .455   57-140  .407   23-34   .676  29-39    68  2.3  78-2   43  46  12  25  280/9.3
    TOTAL     84-39  1686/20.1  183-425  .431  100-255  .392   63-90   .700  78-117  195  2.3 170-5   81  84  42  49  529/6.3
    

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