The WCU men's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season officially with its first practice of the season in the Ramsey Center, Friday evening.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 35 games on the season making 16 starts including 11-straight from mid-January through early February ... Averaged 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures six times ... Pulled down five-or-more rebounds 11 times during the season ... Led WCU by scoring a career-high 19 points in the home win over Montreat College (11/15), doing so in just 16 minutes of court time ... Scored 13 points in the neutral court win over Florida A&M (11/26) in the South Padre Island Invitational after being re-inserted into the starting lineup ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds at home against Elon (1/26) ... Averaged 6.5 points including coming off the bench to score 11 against Wofford (3/3) and 10 against UNCG (3/4) during the Catamounts' run to the Southern Conference Championship game.
2010-11 (Freshman): Saw action in all 33 games on the season making three appearances in the starting lineup in mid-to-late December ... Averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game as a key reserve in the low post ... Twice led the Catamounts in rebounding in a game ... Shot 44-percent from the floor including 41-percent from beyond the 3-point arc ... Made his collegiate debut at Clemson, entering the game as a substitution at the 10:37 mark of the first half ... Connected on the first field goal of his career with a 3-pointer at the 2:37 mark of the second half against the Tigers ... Scored a career-high 12 points against Warren Wilson (11/22) ... Made his first collegiate start at second-ranked Ohio State (12/12), pulling down a career-high seven rebounds.
Prior to Western: Started for head coach David Simmons at Seventy-First HS ... An All-Midsoutheastern Conference selection, averaged 18 points, eight rebounds as a senior and 14 points, five rebounds and three assists per game as a junior, connecting on 55-percent of his field goal attempts in leading Seventy-First to a 26-3 overall record and an appearance in the sectional finals ... Was tabbed second team both in the All-Cape Fear Region and North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) All-District-4 ... Was nominated for the McDonald's All-American ... Played with the CP-3 AAU program. ... Scored 19 points for the East squad in North Carolina's East-West All-Star game held in Greensboro, N.C., on July 19, 2010 ... the 6-4, 210-lbs. rookie from Fayetteville was the second leading scorer as the East beat the West by one, 99-98.
Personal: Is the son of Preston, Jr., and Warrenette Ross ... Has one sibling, Quartney.