Lubbock, Texas -- Red Raider senior guard Ronald Ross has been selected to participate in Thursday's ESPN Three Point Shooting Championship and Friday's NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) All-Star Game as part of Final Four festivities in St. Louis, Missouri. Joining Ronald in the three-point shooting event were Duke's Daniel Ewing, Oklahoma State's John Lucas, Washington's Tre Simmons, Wake Forest's Taron Downey, University of Vermont's T.J. Sorrentine, Marquette's Travis Diener and DePaul's Drake Diener.
ESPN aired the Mountain Dew College Slam Dunk and Three Point Shooting Championships at 9 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, with Brad Nessler, Steve Lavin and Mark Jones announcing.
Ronald will be a member of the 13-man NABC College All-Star Team that will take on the Harlem Globetrotters on Friday at 7 p.m. MST (8 p.m. CST) at the Savvis Center. The team will be coached by Connecticut's Jim Calhoun and his staff. Joining Ross on the NABC College All-Star Team will be Southern Illinois guard Darren Brooks, Virginia Tech guard/forward Carlos Dixon, Duke guard Daniel Ewing, DePaul forward Quemont Greer, Minnesota center Jeff Hagen, Kentucky forward Chuck Hayes, Iowa State center Jared Homan, Cincinnati forward Jason Maxiell, Oklahoma State Ivan McFarlin, Kansas guard Aaron Miles, UTEP guard Filiberto Rivera, and Wisconsin forward Mike Wilkinson.
Ronald averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in his senior season leading Texas Tech to a 22-11 record and the Red Raiders appearance in the "Sweet Sixteen." He established school records for steals in a single season (86), career steals (204), and played in 132 games during his Red Raider career – the most ever by a Tech player. He was recently named to Basketball Times All-America squad and was voted First Team All-Big 12.