|3 Cory Largent
After a breakout season as a junior, enters his final season as an All-Southern Conference candidate ... Only needs 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career, currently with 987 ... Stands fifth on WCU all-time list with 316 3-point attempts and sixth with 115 3-pointers made.
2000-01: Named second team All-Southern Conference by the SoCon Sports Media Association ... Led the Catamounts and ranked sixth in the league with his 15.8 scoring average ... In the final SoCon statistics, ranked sixth in 3-pointers made (2.03), eighth in 3-point percentage (.384), 10th in free throw percentage (.757) and 13th in defensive rebounds (3.94) ... His 63 3-pointers made was good for eighth on the WCU single-season list and his 2.03 triples made per game was good for 10th ... Additionally ranked 15th in SoCon action in overall rebounds, with a 6.1 average ... Nearly equalled his first two years’ totals in points (490 in 2001, 497 in first two seasons) and rebounds (179 in 2001, 188 in first two years) ... Also showed dramatic improvement in shooting percentage, shooting 42 percent from the field and 38.4 from 3-point range, while shooting 40.7 from the field as a sophomore and 26.0 percent from long range ... Was Western Carolina’s leading scorer 15 times, scoring double figures 25 times and breaking the 20-point plateau seven times ... Pumped in a career-high 30 points versus Wofford ... Was 11-of-16 from the field, 2-of-5 from 3-point land and 6-of-8 from the free throw line ... Put together two impressive games in leading WCU to back-to-back wins over Georgia Southern and VMI, registering his only two career double-doubles in the victories ... Scored 21 points (9-of-16) with a career-high 12 rebounds, all of which were on the defensive end, versus Georgia Southern ... Followed that with a 22-point, 10-rebound outing versus VMI ... Led a second half charge in a near upset at UNC Greensboro, scoring 17 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line, and tying a season high with four assists ... Also did some second half damage in a near upset at the College of Charleston ... After sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble, led the Cats with 16 points, making 4-of-5 3-pointers ... Carried the Cats to a first round victory over The Citadel in the SoCon Championship ... Scored a game-high 23 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the line.
1999-2000: Scored a season-high 24 points against UNC Greensboro on Jan. 15 ... Drained all 11 free throws attempted in versus the Spartans, which are career highs for both free throws made and attempted ... Contributed 23 points off the bench against Georgia Southern ... Made a season high three 3-point field goals and nine total field goals versus the Eagles, shooting 69.2 percent from the floor ... Started the final eight games of the season, scoring double figures in six of those games ... Dished out a career high eight assists against VMI in Lexington.
1998-99: Sustained a broken hand in the SoCon first round to miss action WCU’s final two games at the Southern Conference Championship ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with a 9.2 points per game average (249 points) ... Led the team in scoring six times ... Poured in a season high 22 points at Arkansas, connecting on 5-of-9 3-point attempts ... Grabbed a team high seven rebounds in the SoCon Championship opening round victory against Wofford ... Led the team in 3-point field goal percentage, .418 (33-of-79) ... Scored in double figures in seven of his final eight games, averaging 13 points per outing .. Averaged playing nearly 30 minutes a game, the third highest on the squad ... Scored over 10 points per game against SoCon opponents ... Finished fourth on the team in steals with 22.
Prior to WCU: Averaged 16 points and seven rebounds a game at Freedom High School as a senior ... Helped the Patriots to a 30-1 record, state 4-A championship and a national top 25 ranking by USA Today ... An honorable mention All-State and All-America selection, as well as being named all-conference and all-region ... An all-conference wide receiver in football ... North Carolina Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Born Adam Cory Largent on July 15, 1980 in Morganton, N.C. ... Son of Richard and Carol Largent.