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Alex
Ruoff
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Spring Hill, Fla.
Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: G

Biography

The only senior on the Mountaineer team in 2008-09 … one of the best 3-point shooters in the country … deep range from the outside … has a tremendous understanding of the game … has a true passion for basketball ... one of the best passers in the BIG EAST … one of 15 players nationally named Academic All-American in 2007-08 … has had an outstanding career at West Virginia, both on and off the floor.

At West Virginia (2007-08): CoSIDA third team Academic All-American ... had 98 3-point field goals, ranking third best in school history in a season … second-most 3-pointers in the BIG EAST … third in BIG EAST 3-point field goal percentage … second on the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game … second on the team in assists with 103 … started all 37 games at shooting guard … averaged 31.9 minutes per game … shot 47.9 percent from the field, including a 41.0 percentage from 3-point range … also shot 82.6 percent from the free throw line … scored double figures in 28 games … scored 14 points against Xavier … 21 points vs. Arizona ... 18 points vs. Duke ... 15 points at St. John’s ... 14 points vs. Pitt ... scored 22 points at DePaul ... 15 points vs. Seton Hall ... 14 points vs. Rutgers and Providence ... 13 points vs. Georgetown ... double-double (11 points and 11 boards) vs. Marshall ... named Capital Classic MVP ... scored 14 points at USF ... dished out nine assists vs. St. John’s ... scored 23 points on a career-high seven 3’s vs. Syracuse ... had 13 points at Louisville ... scored team-high 18 points at Notre Dame ... had 17 points with five steals vs. Oklahoma ... scored 23 points at Radford ... had 15 points vs. Duquesne ... named to the Big East Honor Roll (Dec. 10, Dec. 24 and Jan. 7) ... scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-12 shooting vs. Auburn ... had 17 points vs. UMES ... scored 13 points vs. New Mexico St. and had 14 points vs. Tennessee ... scored 22 points, including 5-of-5 from 3 against Prairie View A&M ... game-high 17 points vs. Arkansas-Monticello.

At West Virginia (2006-07): Started every game as a sophomore … was second in the BIG EAST in assist-to-turnover ratio, behind Darris Nichols ... finished with 191 assists, third most in a season in school history ... averaged 10.3 points per game ... started all 36 contests at shooting guard ... had a career-high 23 points against Cincinnati ... had a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists vs. NC State in the NIT ... made his first collegiate start against Mount St. Mary’s and finished with eight points and three steals ... scored nine points vs. Slippery Rock ... had six assists and four steals against Canisius ... six points and five assists against Montana ... career-high 11 points with eight assists against Western Michigan ... had 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals against Arkansas ... scored 15 points on five 3-pointers against NC State ... scored 18 points on six 3-pointers at Duquesne ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for Dec. 11 ... scored 11 points against Savannah State ... had nine points and eight assists vs. The Citadel ... seven points and seven assists against UMES ... scored 11 points against Villanova ... had six points and eight assists against St. John’s ... team-high 14 points at Notre Dame ... scored nine points at Marquette ... had 13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals vs. USF ... 21 points at Cincinnati ... scored 12 points vs. DePaul ... eight assists and six rebounds at Seton Hall ... scored a team-high 18 points vs. UCLA ... scored 13 points with six assists vs. Seton Hall ... scored 21 points vs. Providence in BIG EAST opening round ... 14 points, six boards and nine assists vs. Delaware State ... first career double-double with 15 points and 11 assists vs. NC State ... 10 points vs. Mississippi State in NIT semifinals ... seven points with eight assists vs. Clemson in NIT finals ... played for Athletes in Action in the summer of 2008.

At West Virginia (2005-06): Averaged 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds as a freshman ... season-high nine points against W&J ... averaged 4.0 minutes per game ... played three minutes against Louisiana Monroe ... scored his first college basket against LSU ... scored nine points on three 3-pointers against Washington & Jefferson ... scored three points and grabbed three rebounds against UMBC ... scored three points on a 3-pointer at Pitt ... scored three points vs. Southern Illinois ... grabbed two steals against Northwestern State … played in 21 games as a freshman.

In High School: Averaged 30 points and 12 rebounds as a senior at Central High before a leg injury in December … earned first-team honors from the St. Petersburg Times all-Citrus … won the Adidas 3-Point Shootout Championship at the Senior Showcase All-Star Weekend in Orlando last April … averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game as a junior … named the St. Petersburg Times all-Citrus/Hernando player of the year … led Central to a share of the Gulf Coast Athletic conference championship in 4A and the school’s first playoff berth in five years during his junior season … ranked as one of the Top 50 seniors, according to Hoopmasters.com … nominated as a McDonald’s All-American … two-time conference player of the year … three-year varsity captain … holds school records in assists, blocks and steals.

Personal: Son of Kim Ruoff … birthday is August 29 … majoring in history ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … Academic All-American.


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