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.Rick Rickert Minnesota Timberwolves

Position: PF
Height: 6-11 / 2,11
215 lbs. / 97,5 kg.
Born: 2/11/83
Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota

  Strengths: Very skilled in the low post... Nice shooting touch... Can score with either hand... Three-point range.
Weaknesses: Lacks defensive toughness and rebounding skills... Must get a lot stronger... Should improve his perimeter game.
Season highs: 26 points vs. Purdue, 13 rebounds vs. Northwestern and three blocks vs. Penn State.
Attended the Duluth East HS in Duluth, Minnesota.
Played college ball at Minnesota from 2001 to 2003.
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as 55th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Selected by the Sioux Falls Skyforce as 37th overall pick in the 2003 CBA Draft.
Signed with Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia) in August 2003.
Joined the Minnesota Timberwolves in October 2004. Waived later that month.
Signed with the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL in November 2004. Moved to Panellinios (Greece) later that season.
Signed with Lleida (Spain) in 2005-06. Waived in November.
Signed with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBADL in January 2006.
Signed with the New Zealand Breakers (New Zealand) in August 2007.
Played the McDonald's All-American Game in 2001.
Named Mr. Basketball in Minnesota in 2001.
Naismith Finalist in 2001.
Named to the All-USA 3rd Team by USA Today in 2001.
Won the gold medal at the USA Junior Olympic Festival in 2001.
Became the first Big Ten Freshman of the Year in Minnesota's history in 2002.
Voted to the NABC 2nd Team All-District in 2002.
Named to the Freshman All-American 2nd Team by Basketball News.
Named All-Big Ten 2nd Team by the coaches and media in 2002.
Named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District V 1st Team in 2003.
Named to the All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2003.
Selected to the NBADL All-Star Game in 2007.