ALL-BIG WEST CANDIDATE (2000-01)
* 2000 Big West Honorable Mention Team
THIS SEASON: One of the quickest point guards not only in the Big West Conference, but in the entire country... Has a very good understanding of what his role is under Coach Morrill's system... Provided invaluable leadership in his first year and will be looked to again for that leadership as a senior... Can score when he needs to.
2000 (JR.): Earned honorable mention all-Big West honors... Averaged 10.0 points and 4.35 assists per game... Shared the team lead for minutes played at 29.6 with Tony Brown... Finished second in the conference with an average of 4.35 assists per game, ninth in steals with 1.5, and seventh in assist to turnover ration at 1.42-1... His 11.3 scoring average in the Big West Tournament was second on the team... In the tournament he scored 11 against both Pacific and Nevada and had 12 in the championship game against New Mexico State, while being matched up with Billy Keys, who was the runner-up for Big West Player of the Year honors... Best statistical game of the year was his careeer-high 24-point outburst in the regular season finale against Boise State... Had a double-double with 10 points and 13 assists against North Texas... Those 13 assists are the fifth most in USU history for a single game, and the most in the Big West Conference in over two years... He recorded five or more assists 16 times during the season, and the Aggies went 14-2 in those games... Also had 51 steals on the year to lead the team, which was also tied for the 10th most in school history for a single season... Early in the year he hit a game-winning three pointer against Southern California... His 148 assists are seventh in school history for a single-season.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was named the co-Most Valuable Player of the West Texas Junior College League in 1998 after averaging 20.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game...Shot 54 percent from the field and made 35 percent of his three-point attempts... Also hit 71 percent from the free throw line... His team was 11-18 in a highly competitive league... Played football in 1998 and was the team's leading receiver with five catches for 61 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 20 points, five rebounds and four steals as a senior... Team was state runner-up his junior year... Was a two-time all-state selection... Also competed in football and track in high school... Won the state championship in both the 100 meters and long jump, while establishing state records in those events.
PERSONAL: Born May 7, 1977 in New York, N.Y... Major is sociology and if he doesn't play basketball after graduation, he would like to work with kids... Likes the outdoors, riding horses, spending time with friends and going to movies... Has a son, Cameron Rock... Son of Linda Watkins.
ROCK'S CAREER HIGHS
Points 24 Boise State (3/4/00) FG Made 6(4) at New Mexico State (2/24/00) FG Attempted 12 Fresno State (1/4/00) FT Made 12 Boise State (3/4/00) FT Attempted 15 Boise State (3/4/00) Rebounds 8 at North Texas (2/26/00) Assists 13 North Texas (2/3/00) Steals 5 at Long Beach State (2/12/00) Blocks 1(3) at Nevada (3/10/00) 3PT Made 3 at Boise State (1/27/00) 3PT Attempted 5(3) vs. Pacific (3/9/00) Minutes Played 36(2) at Nevada (3/10/00) Turnovers 7 vs. Florida (11/22/99)