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Isaiah Ross
Player Profile:
Isaiah Ross 2784344
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
High School: Davenport West
Other College: Hillcrest Prep

2016-17: Played in 34 games (10 starts) as a true freshman … Led all freshmen on the team in scoring with 8.0 points per game and grabbed 1.9 rebounds per contest … Posted the second-highest free throw percentage (83.3%) by a freshman in program history, trailing only Tim Blackwell (87.8% in 2004-05) … Drained 64 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, which ranked second on the team and was the fourth-most ever by a Roos freshman … Finished ninth in the WAC in 3-pointers per game (1.9) and 3-point field goal percentage (37.6%) … Shot 39 percent (87-for-221) from the floor and 38 percent (35-for-42) from distance … Scored in double figures 12 times … Drained at least three triples on 11 occasions and connected on at least one trey in each of his first 13 career games … Scored a career-high 17 points vs. UT Rio Grande Valley (1/7) and at South Dakota State (12/3) … Sank a career-best five triples and played a career-high 33 minutes at SDSU … Connected on four 3-pointers at #12 West Virginia (12/17), vs. USC Upstate (1/2),  Ottawa (1/31) and vs. Chicago State (2/18) … Drained three consecutive triples during a second half run that clinched the College Basketball Invitational victory vs. Green Bay (3/15), the first postseason victory in the program's 30-year Division I history … Made a career-high six foul shots vs. Seattle U (2/11) … Went a perfect 5-for-5 at the foul line at Chicago State (3/4) … Grabbed a career-best five rebounds at Mississippi State (12/29) … Dished out multiple assists in five games, including a career-high three at #22 Creighton (11/11) in his NCAA debut.

Prep School: Played at Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix, Ariz., during the 2015-16 season … Coached by Nick Weaver ... Ranked a two-star recruit by Verbal Commits.

High School: Averaged 17 points per game as a senior at Davenport (Iowa) West High School … Shot 46 percent from the field, 43 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from the free throw line during his senior season … Twice set a school record with eight 3-pointers in a game, then later broke that record with nine triples in the following contest … All-conference, All-Southeast 4A Substate district selection … Team MVP and team captain as a senior … Played in the Iowa-Illinois All-Star Game … Scored in double figures as a junior, averaging 10 points per game … Coached by Mark Bigler … Played for Iowa Pump N' Run in AAU competition … Coached by Jason Price.

Personal: Born Oct. 24, 1996 … Son of Mary Jean Grady … Has a brother, Jalen … Mentor is his grandmother, Annie Jones … Majoring in Health Science with plans to become a Physical Therapist … Chose UMKC because the coaching staff was honest from the time they met him and welcomed him with open arms showing the kind of personalities he likes … Favorite part of Kansas City is the food … Enjoys playing video games … Favorite professional athletes are Ray Allen, LeBron James and James Harden … Favorite professional team is the Chicago Bulls … Favorite musicians are Future, Drake and Lil Uzi Vert … Also recruited by Iowa, Nevada, Northern Iowa, Fort Wayne and UMass Lowell.

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