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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Royce Woolridge
Player Profile:
Royce Woolridge 1264618
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Sunnyslope HS
Experience: 1 Letter

RS-JUNIOR (2013-14) – Played in all 31 games for the Cougars, including 28 starts...averaged 28.2 minutes, 7.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 0.8 steal...led team in assists with 84...second on team in steals with 24...second on team in minutes played with 874...scored in double figures in seven games... led team in scoring and marked his season high 20 points against Pepperdine(Dec. 15)...was 7-of-10 from the field, including one made three-pointer...shot 5-of-9 from the free throw line…dished out a career-high 11 assists and scored 10 points against Colorado in a home game in Spokane, marking the first double-double of his career (Jan. 8)...also played a career-high 42 minutes and tied his career-high 3 steals...Woolridge was 2-of-4 from the three-point line, marking his season-high made three-pointers...he also hit 2 three-pointer against USC (March 6).

RS-SOPHOMORE (2012-13) – Played all 32 games for the Cougars, including 31 starts…averaged 32 minutes, 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 steal…led team in steals and assists…ranked second in points and minutes played, tying for 27th in the Pac-12 in scoring…his .381 (43-for-113) ranked 10th-best in the conference…dished out a career-high 7 assists at the Cougar Hardwood Classic in Seattle against Buffalo (Dec. 21)…played a career-high 41 minutes at home against Oregon (Feb. 16)…led team in scoring with a career-high 36 points, made a career-high 10 field goals, and made a career-high 6 3-pointers…was 10-of-11 from the free throw line for a career-high in both free throws made and attempted…matched his career-high 3 steal…he became the first Cougar to reach the 30-point plateau in the 2012-13 season, while his 36 points were the most by a WSU men’s basketball student-athlete since Klay Thompson scored 43 points against Washington, March 10, 2011 in the conference tournament…the 36 points were the most by a Pac-12 student-athlete in conference action since Klay Thompson also had 36 points at California, Jan. 13, 2011…scored 25 points and matched his career-high 7 rebounds at home against USC (March 9).

SOPHOMORE (2011-12) – Sat out season as a redshirt per NCAA rules after transferring from Kansas.

KANSAS (2010-11) – Played one year at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan…appeared in 16 games averaging 2.8 minutes, 0.6 points and 0.6 assists a game…scored a career-high six points in eight minutes in his Jayhawk debut against Longwood (Nov. 12).

HIGH SCHOOL – Played basketball for head coach Danny Mannix at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix…as a JUNIOR the Vikings won the first of two-straight conference titles on their way to the State Championship…averaged 28.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, including 32.0 points per game in the four State Tournament games…scored a career-high 52 points…tabbed The Arizona Republic’s Big School (Cass 4A-5A) Player of the Year…as a SENIOR, SHS posted a 26-3 record and were State 4A runner-ups…averaged 30.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game…reached the 30-point plateau in 13 games, including 34 points in the State title game against McClintock.

PERSONAL – Born Royce Amir Woolridge, June of 1992 in Phoenix, Ariz…mother Victoria Sallis and father Orlando Woolridge (deceased), who played collegiately at Notre Dame and was the sixth overall pick of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls…godfather is Negele Knight who played in the NBA for 10 seasons from 1991-99…great uncle is Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Willis Reed who played 10 seasons for the New York Knicks (1965-74)…graduated in the top-10 percent of his high school class…majoring in human development with a minor in business.

Minutes: 42 vs. Colorado (Spokane), 1/8/14
Points: 36 vs. Oregon, 2/16/13
Field Goals Made: 10 vs. Oregon, 2/16/13
Field Goal Attempts: 15 (three times) vs. USC, 3/9/13
3-Pt Field Goals Made: 6 vs. Oregon, 2/16/13
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts: 10 vs. USC, 3/9/13
Free Throws Made: 10 vs. Oregon, 2/16/13
Free Throws Attempted: 11 (twice) vs. Purdue, 11/29/13
Rebounds: 7 (twice) vs. USC, 3/9/13
Assists: 11 vs. Colorado (Spokane), 1/8/14
Blocks: 1 (eight times) vs. Washington, 2/1/14
Steals: 3 (four times) vs. Colorado (Spokane), 1/8/14
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