OCALA-- Ricardo Ratliffe rewrote the record book at the College of Central Florida in men's basketball. Now, the former CF standout will take his rightful place in the FCSAA Region VIII Men's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ratliffe is the first CF player to earn a spot in the hall of fame.
As part of the Class of 2010 at CF, he led the program to back-to-back state tournament appearances, which included the school's first-ever preseason NJCAA national No. 1 spot in 2009.
While at CF, he became just the 12th player in NJCAA history to be named first-team All-American in each of his seasons. Ratliffe was so dominant at CF that he broke the all-time school scoring record in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
For his career, Ratliffe averaged 27.4 points and 11.3 rebounds at CF.
In 2010, he earned FCSAA Player of the Year honors and his impact was so great that it also led him to the 2010 NJCAA Male Athlete of the Year for all sports.
After that, he signed with the University of Missouri and immediately made an impact, as he earned the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2011 and was named to the all-Big 12 Rookie team that same season.
In 2012, he broke Missouri's and the Big 12 field goal percentage mark of 69.3 percent. Ratliffe parlayed that into second-team all-Big 12 honors, as well as all-NABC District VIII second team mention. His final collegiate honor took place when he was named the Reese's College All-Star Game MVP.
From there, Ratliffe has embarked on a successful professional career in the Korean Basketball League.
He was the league's sixth overall pick in 2012 and he has been a member of three championship teams in six seasons. Ratliffe has a KBL record of 59 consecutive double-doubles and added the William Jones Cup Championship MVP in 2014. For his career in Korea, Ratliffe has averaged 24.2 points, 14.8 rebounds and made 67.5 percent of his field goal attempts.
In 2018, Ratliffe, became a naturalized citizen in South Korea and immediately placed on that country's national team.