Preseason All-American Signs With USU Basketball

Nov. 13, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - Ronnie Ross, a preseason junior college All-American, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Utah State it was announced today by Aggie head coach Stew Morrill.

Ross, a 6-1, 185-pound guard from John Wood (Ill.) Junior College, was a first-team all-conference selection in junior college last season after averaging 21 points, four rebounds and four assists per game as a freshman. The Sporting News listed him as one of the top 10 shooting guards in the nation.

Ross was also tabbed as the conference freshman of the year and was a first-team all-region selection as well in 2000. This year he has earned recognition as a preseason All-American heading into his sophomore season.

"Ronnie is a very athletic and skilled guard," Morrill said. "He has a point guard mentality, but also has the ability to score. Ronnie has the potential to be an excellent defender as well.

"We are very excited to have Ronnie join our program," Morrill added. "He is not only an excellent basketball player, he also possess very strong character and terrific leadership potential. We expect Ronnie to make a big impact in keeping our program at a high level."

"Utah State is definitely getting a player that finds a lot of ways to score," said John Wood head coach Jeff Moore. "He is definitely a hard worker and will be very competitive on that level."

Ross is the third signee announced by USU this fall, joining Nate Harris (Sky View (Utah) High School) and Desmond Penigar (Ventura (Calif.) Junior College).



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