Coming on the heels of an announced series with Middle Tennessee, Auburn basketball landed a commit and transfer Monday night from former New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller. This addition will have an impact from the beginning for the Tigers, as Ross-Miller is eligible to play immediately for one season under the graduate transfer rules.
At 6'1, 175-pounds, Ross-Miller will provide help to an Auburn backcourt that returns starters Tahj Shamsid-Deen and K.T. Harrell. Ross-Miller was rated a three-star prospect in 2010 when he committed to Kentucky, and later signed with LSU before being declared academically ineligible in the summer of 2010. He played at New Orleans during his freshman season in college and averaged 9.2 points and 3.2 assists before his arrival at New Mexico State, where he played two seasons.
Last season with the Aggies, Ross-Miller averaged 8.3 ppg on 43.7 percent shooting, including 39.3 percent on three-point attempts, and hit 82 percent of his free throws. He also grabbed 2.2 rebounds per game and averaged 3.5 assists on the season. After some controversy last season, when Ross-Miller threw a basketball at a Utah Valley guard in the finals seconds of a game that spawned a brawl between players and fans on the court, Ross-Miller was suspended for the last six games of the season, including the Aggies' first-round loss to San Diego State in the NCAA tournament.
Ross-Miller is looking for a new opportunity to prove himself and found his home in Auburn. With Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl already securing a top JUCO prospect in power forward Cinmeon Bowers, who will arrive in the summer, Auburn is looking to make some noise in the SEC next season.