|4 Keaton Cole
Was the sixth different Canadian-born player to play for the Catamounts since 2001, joining teammate Harouna Mutombo; Rans Brempong (2001-05); Lunzaya Nlandu (2004-05); Corey Muirhead (2003-06) and Negus McKenna (2004-08) ... Is nicknamed "Knockdown" for his 3-point shooting ability.
Career Notes: Finished his four-year WCU career with 831 points, shooting 38.7-percent from the floor including 38.8-percent from beyond the 3-point arc ... His 204 career made 3-pointers ranked him fourth in the school's career record books ... Was a 74-percent free throw shooter for his collegiate career.
2011-12 (Senior): Appeared in all 35 games for the Catamounts, making 21 starts including 14-straight to end the season ... Scored a career-high 449 points, averaging 12.8 points per game ... 116 of his 143 made field goals were 3-pointers ... Posted 25 double-digit scoring outings including three 20-point scoring performances ... Tallied double-digit scoring in 13 of the last 15 games on the year ... Set a WCU single-season record with 116 made 3-pointers on the year ... Made at least one 3-pointer in all but two games this season, hitting 5-or-more in 10 games ... Knocked down a career-high nine 3-pointers in the home win over Samford (2/23) on 9-of-12 shooting, scoring a career-best 28 points ... Scored 68 points in four games, connecting on 14 3-pointers at the Southern Conference Tournament where he was named to the all-tournament team for the first time in his WCU career.
2010-11 (Junior): Played in all 33 games making seven-straight starts from Nov. 27 through Dec. 12 at Ohio State ... Was a key reserve off the bench most of the season, averaging just under 20 minutes per game ... Averaged his single-season best 5.2 points per game on the year including scoring a career-high 17 points at Chattanooga, matching a career-high with four made 3-pointers ... Posted six double-digit scoring efforts ... Endured a four-game scoreless drought amidst a 1-for-20 shooting lull at mid-season before coming off the bench with seven key points in the home win over Appalachian State ... Tallied 10 points to help the Catamounts down UNC Greensboro in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 34 games for Western Carolina, making seven starts including five inside the final six games of the season ... Finished with a 2.7 point per game average - a mark that jumped to 5.9 ppg during the seven games in which he started ... Averaged 3.2 points per game against conference foes... Scored nine points off the bench, including burying a 3-pointer from the left-wing corner that sparked WCU's 23-to-4 run in the road win at Bradley ... Made his first start of the season against the College of Charleston, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting including three, 3-pointers ... Matched his then season-high of 11 points against Samford before scoring a career-best 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, again with three triples, in the home win over Chattanooga ... the back-to-back, double-digit scoring efforts against Samford and Chattanooga represented his first consecutive double-figures scoring outings.
2008-09 (Freshman): Played in 29 games making seven appearances among the starting five ... Upon being inserted into the starting rotation, improved his points-per-game average by nearly seven points - in his first 22 games, he averaged 2.8 ppg with just 0.5 assists and 0.2 steals per game - in his seven starts, he is scored 7.9 ppg while dishing out 2.4 assists and swiping 1.6 steals per game ... Led the team with a 43-percent 3-point field goal percentage (26-of-60) ... Saw his first collegiate action at No. 2 Connecticut, making one field goal to finish with two points ... Tallied his first career field goal at the 1:23 mark of the second half at UConn ... Drained his first collegiate 3-pointer to score a career-best three points against Toccoa Falls ... Scored eight points off the bench in the Great Alaska Shootout win over Louisiana Tech ... Playing a career-high tying 23 minutes, set a SoCon high in points with eight including two 3-pointers at Appalachian State ... Made his first collegiate start in the home win over Appalachian State, responding with a career-high 15 points, including three, 3-pointers, and a career-best four steals on a career-high 37 minutes of playing time ... Posted his second-straight double-digit scoring effort in his second career start with 10 points at Elon ... Just missed his third-straight, double-digit outing with eight points in the road win at UNC Greensboro, adding a career-high four rebounds.
Prior to Western Carolina: As a junior, averaged 12 points and six assists per game helping head coach Roy Rena's squad to a 36-3 overall record ... Was named the tournament MVP at the Humber College Classic, tallying 29 points in the finals ... Has been listed as one of the top point guards in Ontario by HooptownGTA.com ... Was a member of the 19-and-under Canadian National Team that competed in the World Championships in the summer of 2007, finishing 10th overall ... Was also the MVP at the 17-and-under 2007 National Championships that same summer, leading Ontario to the gold medal after making his third-straight gold medal appearances, also doing so in 2004 and '05 with the under 17 provincial teams.