Benefit weekend for the Team Vick Foundation

On Saturday June 16th, Ricardo Ratliffe was an active participant in the “Mike Vick Weekend” put on by  New York Jets quarterback and Newport News, Virginia native Michael Vick. The event included a number of professional athletes and entertainers from the Hampton Roads area. The list included appearances from former NBA star Allen Iverson, LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles, Antoine Bethea of the San Francisco 49ers, Tyrod Taylor of the Baltimore Ravens and B.W. Webb of the Dallas Cowboys.

The softball event was held at Hampton University along with other events in the Peninsula area including a youth football clinic, a benefit gala along with a charity golf tournament to conclude the weekend.

Ricardo is grateful to be a part of an historic event with.   “It feels good to be in an event with some of the people that I’ve looked up to from my hometown,” says Ratliffe. 

April 1, 2014

Ricardo Ratliffe is closing in on his second championship with Mobis Phoebus Professional Basketball Team of the Korean Basketball League (KBL).  This is Ratliffe’s second year of his professional career. As the starting small forward of Mobis Phoebus, Ratliffe has been a steady force inside for the team all year averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.

The Mobis defeated the SK Knights in a best of five series to move into its second consecutive championship round in two seasons. Ratliffe averaged close to a double double in the last series tallying 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest.

The winning tradition has seemed to follow Ratliffe at every level dating back to his high school days in Hampton, Virginia, at Kecoughtan High School.  He was able to turn his alma mater around starting on varsity all four years making them a top team in the city. From high school, Ratliffe continued on to Central Florida Junior College making his team into one of the best junior college teams in the country.  After two years at Central Florida Junior College, Ratliffe joined the Missouri Tigers were he held the record for highest field goal percentage in the country shooting 69% from the field.

The chance to continue adding to his winning resume will continue in the KBL championship round against the LG Sakers which starts April 2.  Stay tuned.




Ricardo Ratliffe Captures another KBL Championship for Mobis Phoebus

Second Title in Two Years for Mobis Phoebus and Ratliffe

The Hyundai Mobis Phoebus defeated the LG Sakers 79-76 in the finals of the Korean Basketball League final showdown. Former Missouri standout and Hampton, VA native, Ricardo Ratliffe had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists in the contest. 

The Mobis started out the  playoffs in the semifinal round against the SK Knights team and defeating them three games to one to move on to the championship round.  Ratliffe averaged close to a double -double in the last series tallying 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest.

The Sakers posed a threat to the Phoebus repeating as KBL champs by tying the series up at two games apiece. However, Phoebus responded wining the next two games and ending the series making the m league champions for the second consecutive year. 

For Ricardo Ratliffe this is his second title in only his second season as a professional basketball player with the Phoebus.  In his rookie year, Ricardo averaged 15 points a game while grabbing 8.5 rebounds a game.  Ending his sophomore season, Ricardo averaged 11 points a game snatching 6 rebounds a game. In both seasons Ricardo has remained efficient, carrying on his tradition from his college days at Missouri, leading Mobis Phoebus in field goal percentage.

Ricardo is very excited about being a two time champion in as many years.   “I would like to thank the Mobis fans for all their ongoing support for our team this year,” says Ratliffe. 


Ricardo Ratliffe picked up the league Most Valuable Player trophy prior to Saturday afternoon's Hampton Roads 7 Cities Pro-Am championship game, then went out and showed why he'd earned it.

The 6-foot-8 former University of Missouri standout scored 31 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead MME Realist Enterprise over BB&T 132-129 at Maury High.

The game capped a summer of high-level hoops that included pop-ins from NBA players Kent Bazemore (Old Dominion) of the Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks' Mike Scott (Deep Creek, University of Virginia), as well as regular appearances by overseas pros and local collegians.

"There's a lot of talent," Ratliffe said. "You've got to bring your A game or you'll get outplayed."

MME nearly was - by Ralph Hegamin, a relative unknown from Kellam High who is between overseas gigs, and Austin Kenon, a former VMI player.

The 6-8 Hegamin scored 42 points. The 6-0 Kenon pumped in 30, mostly from 3-point range.

ODU's Richard Ross added 19 for BB&T, but it wasn't enough to overcome the inside muscle of Ratliffe, a second-year pro who plays in Korea; and 6-7 Donnie Stith, who played at Tulane.

With MME up two with about a minute left, Ratliffe made the pass of the game, finding Brian Graves (25 points) on the wing for an open 3-pointer.


Article Adapted: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/08/proam-league-mvp-ratliffe-shines-title-game