UCLA -- Walcott, a cousin to point guard Mike Bibby, former Arizona All-American and current standout with the Sacramento Kings, was a major contributor last season as a sophomore, appearing in 27 games (he missed the USD and Duke encounters because of an NCAA ruling) and started nine consecutive games in the middle of the 2002-03 campaign ... Averaged 21.5 minutes a game and led the team in assists (90, 3.3, 10th in the Pac-10) and was second in total steals (24) ... Walcott contributed off the bench in 2001-02 as a redshirt freshman and played well at the point guard position ... Made an impact at the end of that season-in the final five games, averaging 20.4 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.4 assists and only 2.0 turnovers ... 2000-01 redshirt ... He was UCLA's third recruit entering 2000-01, signing his Grant-In-Aid on June 19, 2000 ... As a senior in high school, Walcott helped lead Shadow Mountain HS to the 2000 AZ 5A State Championship.
2002-03 -- In 27 games (nine starts), Walcott averaged 21.5 minutes, 3.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, a team-high 3.3 assists and 0.9 steals, while shooting 33.0 from the field, 31.1 (14-45) from three-point range and 68.3 (28-41) from the foul line ... Highlight games included - in his first appearance of the year vs. Long Beach State (off the bench), he played 23 minutes with five points, and then-career-highs in rebounds (three), assists (seven) and steals (three), with no turnovers ... Scored nine points and had three assists in 21 minutes against Portland ... In his first career start (Michigan), he had a career high-tying 10 points and six assists in 28 minutes ... At Washington State, Walcott tied his career high with 10 points and added three assists in a career-high 34 minutes ... Against USC, he had a career-high 11 assists (Pac-10 single-game leader, tied) and seven points in 32 minutes ... At USC, he led team with seven assists and added eight points, including two three-pointers late in the game ... At Georgetown, Walcott tied his career high with 10 points, including two three-pointers, and had a team-high five assists ... Seven points, including two layins following steals at Oregon State ... Tied his career high with three steals vs. Washington State and added four points and four assists ... Walcott missed UCLA's first two regular season games (Nov. 26-U. of San Diego and Nov. 30, vs. Duke at The Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis) ... Even though Walcott redshirted the 2000-01 campaign as a true freshman, he did play nine minutes in the Bruins' first exhibition game of that season (UCLA 118-Team Concept 64, Nov. 1, 2000; Walcott had three points and two rebounds; he did not play in another exhibition or regular season game the remainder of the 2000-01 campaign) ... Because of his exhibition appearance, UCLA had to petition the NCAA to restore a season of eligibility for Walcott ... The petition was approved by the NCAA (in Dec. 2001), but it ruled that Walcott would have to sit out the first two regular season games of the 2002-03 schedule.
Honors - At UCLA's end-of-the-year banquet, Walcott was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play).
WALCOTT'S SEASON HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. Washington State (1/4/03); 10 points vs. Georgetown (2/8/03), Washington State (1/4/03) and Michigan (12/28/02); 5 rebounds vs. Oregon (3/1/03); 11 assists vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 steals vs. Washington State (3/6/03) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 0 blocked shots.
WALCOTT'S PAC-10 RANKINGS (All Games) - Assists, 10th, 3.33; Assist/TO Ratio, 5th, 1.70.
2001-02 - In 28 games off the bench as a redshirt freshman, Walcott averaged 10.4 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.2 assists and 0.5 rebounds ... In his final four games, he averaged 22.0 minutes (86), 6.0 points (24), 3.0 assists (12) and 1.0 rebounds (4), while shooting 50.0 from the floor (9-18)...His highlight games included - in a then-career-high 26 minutes vs. California at the Pac-10 Tournament, Walcott had a career high 10 points and six assists ...In four minutes at Stanford, Walcott scored six points, making six of eight free throws in the final 2:09 and all four attempts in the final 37 seconds, and grabbed one rebound ...In 15 minutes vs. Arizona, Walcott had six points, three assists and one steal ... Walcott played 13 minutes at Oregon with a then career-high seven points and one steal ...Walcott played the final minute vs. USC and had a key steal and basket ... In 11 minutes vs. Alabama at The Wooden Classic, Walcott had four points and three assists.
Maui - Walcott played three minutes vs. South Carolina, with one assist.
NCAA - In 15 minutes vs. Missouri, he had six points, one rebound and one assist ... In 22 minutes vs. Cincinnati, Walcott had four points, including two clinching free throws with 0.8 seconds remaining, one rebound, one assist and one steal with no turnovers ... In 23 minutes vs. Mississippi, had four points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal.
Honors -At the Bruins' annual awards dinner/banquet, Walcott received the Bruin Bench Basketball Award for Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude.
2000-01 - Walcott did not play in a regular-season game and redshirted ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0gpa and higher) in Winter quarter.
High School -- Shadow Mountain head coach Jerry Conner completed his 26th year as the school's head coach at the end of the 1999-00 campaign ... He led Shadow Mountain to two AZ 5A State titles ... In 1996, Mike Bibby was the starting point guard for Shadow Mountain's State title team ... For four seasons (1997-00), Walcott was the starting point guard ... In Shadow Mountain's 1999-2000 AZ State title drive, after starting the season 6-4, Walcott helped lead the team to 21 victories in its last 22 games, including wins over three Top 10 teams to reach the AZ State semi-finals ... Shadow Mountain was 27-5 in 1999-2000 ... In the Feb. 26, 2000 79-53 title victory over Highland, Walcott scored 18 points, with nine assists and eight steals ... As a senior, Walcott averaged 16.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.0 steals, shooting 52.0 from the field, 40.0 from three-point range and 76.0 from the foul line ... In 2000, he earned USA Today honorable mention All-America and first-team All-Arizona by the Arizona Republic ... He was also the co-Player of the Year in the Desert Valley region, with his senior teammate and Arizona Player of the Year, Jamaal Scott, who signed with Cal Poly-SLO ... As a junior, Walcott averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals ... As a sophomore, Walcott averaged 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and assists and 4.0 steals ... As a freshman in 1996-97, he averaged 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and steals ... In Walcott's four-year high school basketball career, Shadow Mountain was 92-37 overall, including a 26-6 mark in 1999 and 21-12 in 1998 and the school advanced to the AZ State Tournament all four years ... Walcott also lettered four seasons on the Shadow Mountain track team, in the sprints and relays.
Personal -- Full name: Ryan A. Walcott ... Right-handed ... Born: Feb. 12, 1982 in Phoenix, AZ ... Mother: Viveca Walcott ... One brother, Raymond and sister, Charlene ... Ryan's mother, Viveca and Mike Bibby's mother are sisters ...Walcott has two other cousins who played on the Arizona State football team ...Wide receiver Shaun McDonald was a 2003 fourth round draft choice by the St. Louis Rams and wide receiver Tariq McDonald, who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent before the start of the 2000 season ... History major ... Enjoys soccer and video games.
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