#41 Ross Neltner Season 2005-06
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Versatile player with outstanding shooting, rebounding and passing skills. Sat out the 2005-06 season after transferring to Vanderbilt from LSU. 2006-07 (Junior):
Started 33 of 34 games played, averaging 25.0 minutes. Led Vanderbilt and ranked first among all SEC newcomers in rebounding (5.8) … Led Vanderbilt in rebounding in a team-high 12 games … Ranks first among all Commodore starters shooting 52.9 percent from the field (117-of-221) … Made 11-of -28 3-pointers on the seasons … Shot 59.6 percent from the field (68-of-114) during 17 home games … Recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Nicholls State (12/16) … Netted a season-high 20 points on 8-of-12 field goals to go along with eight rebounds against Toledo (12/2) … Led Vanderbilt with a team-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field against Elon (11/25) … Dished out a season-high six assists against South Carolina (2/14). 2004-05 (Sophomore at LSU):
Played in 30 games with one start, averaging 13.5 minutes … Averaged 2.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, splitting time with SEC Player of the Year Brandon Bass and SEC Freshman of the Year Glen Davis … Shot 44.1 percent from the field (30-of-68) and 42.9 percent from 3-point range (9-of-21) … Gave the Tigers a 61-59 victory over then-No. 14 Alabama in a key SEC West late-season battle with his tip-in in the final second … Tallied a career-high seven points five times, including efforts against Auburn and Kentucky in the SEC Tournament … Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Auburn (2/26) … Named to 2005 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2003-04 (Freshman at LSU):
Played in 21 games without a start, averaging 8.9 minutes … Averaged 1.0 point and 1.1 rebounds … Scored a season-high five points in consecutive home games against Kentucky and Ole Miss … Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at Vanderbilt and home against Ole Miss.
Named 2003 Mr. Basketball in Kentucky while averaging 20.2 points and 10.6 rebounds as a senior … Led Highlands to a 27-3 record … Earned top vote-getter recognition for First Team All-State accolades by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader … Selected team captain of the Kentucky High School All-Stars squad that competed against the Indiana High School All-Stars … Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a junior, earning Player of the Year honors from the Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame … Led Highlands to a 24-8 record… Coached by John Messmer … Played as tight end on football team during freshman and sophomore seasons … Attended same high school as former Commodore great Scott Draud.
Ross William Neltner … Born Feb. 23, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Margie and Rick Neltner … Has one sister, Mallory … Nickname is ‘Nelly’ … Majoring in economics… Advice to youngsters: ‘There is no substitute for hard work’ … Chose Vanderbilt over Florida, Illinois, Michigan. Career Highs:
Points: 20, vs. Toledo (12/2/06);
FG Made: 8, vs. Toledo (12/2/06);
FG Atts: 13, at South Carolina (2/28/07);
3FG Made: 2, 3x, last vs. Florida (2/17/07);
3FG Atts: 4, vs. Appalachian St. (12/21/06);
FT Made: 7, vs. Nicholls State (12/16/06);
FT Atts: 8, vs. Nicholls State (12/16/06);
Rebounds: 11, vs. Nicholls State (12/16/06);
Assists: 6, 2x, last vs. South Carolina (2/15/07);
Turnovers: 5, at Tennessee (2/10/07);