Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Max Ritchie will add depth after walking on to the Husker program. The 6-foot-4 guard has already added 15 pounds since enrolling at Nebraska in June and is a gym rat who works hard every time he takes the court. A four-year starter at Nebraska City High School, he totaled over 1,000 career points in high school and averaged 20 points and six rebounds per game as a senior.
Ritchie saw action in five games, including four in Big Ten action, and totaled two points, one rebound and one steal….set season bests in points (two), rebounds (one) and minutes (three) in his Husker debut against Illinois on Jan. 23…also saw action against Northwestern and at Indiana, at Iowa and at Wisconsin, when he had his first career steal.
Ritchie was a four-year starter for his father, Mark, at Nebraska City High School. He totaled 1,013 career points, 311 career rebounds, 108 assists and 198 steals for the Pioneers during his time at Nebraska City. As a senior, he averaged 20 points, six rebounds and four assists per game, including a school-record 41-point effort against Conestoga. In that effort, he was 14-of-21 from the floor in shattering a school mark which had been in existence for 35 years.
During his career, he was a three-time Eastern Midlands Conference selection on the hardwood and was chosen to play in the 2012 Southeast Nebraska All-Star game. In addition to playing basketball, Ritchie also played football and was a high jumper for the track team, finishing fifth in the state in Class B in the event in 2012. In the classroom, he was a member of the Nebraska City High School honor roll for four years and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Max is the son of Mark and Mary Ritchie and was born on Nov. 18, 1993, in Omaha. His older brother, Monte, served as a student manager at Nebraska for four seasons and was named a graduate assistant coach at Peru State College in August 2012. Max also has one older sister, Jill. Max has not declared a major at Nebraska, but he did earn a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.