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Corydon’s Ross to play hoops for Bellarmine

Corydon’s Ross to play hoops for  Bellarmine
Corydon’s Ross to play hoops for  Bellarmine
Garett Ross (click for larger version)

Bellarmine University in Louisville recently announced that 2010 Corydon Central graduate Garett Ross will join the Knights basketball team for the upcoming season.
Bellarmine has been on the rise the past several seasons in the NCAA Division II ranks. The Knights closed last season with a 24-9 record and a No. 19 ranking.
Ross averaged 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for Corydon Central last season, helping lead the Panthers to a Class 3A Sectional championship.
He was among four players Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport announced will join the 2010-11 roster.
‘We are thrilled with the four newest members of our basketball program,’ Davenport said. ‘They bring tremendous experience in Julian Wilkinson and quality depth in Hayden (Simon), Tony (Hamann) and Garett. Anytime you bring in prospects who come out of quality programs you have really helped your program. They all come very well prepared academically and athletically.’
Ross, a 6-3 guard, worked his way on the team through participating in open gyms. He spent time working out for Indiana University Southeast and Bellarmine.
‘I was invited to play in an open gym, and the coaches liked the way I played, so they invited me to a second open gym,’ Ross said. ‘After that one, they let me know they wanted me on the team.’
The school carries a 15-man roster, but Ross is going to be allowed a spot.
‘They made space for me on the roster. I was told I may have to redshirt, but if there were to be an injury, I could step in as a back-up point guard,’ he said.
Ross plans on majoring in nursing.
‘Overall, it is great to have this opportunity,’ he said. ‘Especially an opportunity to play for a top-five program. It’s also a great school, and I get to room with former teammate and friend Casey Saulman.’
Bellarmine’s roster boasts other area talents in former New Albany player Braydon Hobbs, Jeffersonville’s Jeremy Kindle and Providence product Justin Benedetti.
The 2009-10 Knights’ season was their second consecutive 20-win campaign.