43 Ross Carmichael
43 Ross Carmichael
Height: 6-9
Weight: 245
Year: Junior
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
High School: Lake Highlands (TX) HS
Position: Forward

A transfer from Texas Tech, Ross Carmichael becomes eligible at the end of the Fall Quarter...When he does become eligible, he will give the Gauchos a tremendously physical presence on the low block...A very strong player who has the potential to become one of the team's best rebounders and most important defensive players.

Texas Tech
Averaged 3.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Texas Tech...Led the Red Raiders in blocked shots with 26...Pulled down five or more rebounds 13 times during his sophomore season...As a sophomore, he shot 53.2% from the field and 55.0% from the free throw line...Scored a career-best 11 points against Iowa State and he had a career-high nine rebounds against New Mexico, both top-20 opponents...As a freshman, he averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds while shooting 66.7% from the floor and 75.0% from the free throw...In his two seasons at Texas Tech, Carmichael averaged 3.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and shot 54.1% from the field...He was a First Team Academic All-Big 12 in each of his first two seasons.

High School
Attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas...Averaged 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots per game as a senior...He was named All-State, All-District and All-City as a senior...In fact, Carmichael was a two-time All-City and All-District selection...Shot 64.0% from the field and 73.0% from the free throw line as a senior...He averaged 12.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 61.0% from the field as a junior...Made 14 three-point baskets as a senior...Scored a career-high 34 points against R.L. Turner High School...Had a best of 18 rebounds against Plano High School...Set a Lake Highlands' record for blocked shots in a career with 273...Also set a school record with 12 blocks in a game against South Oak Cliff High School...Led his team to the District 11 5-A title as a senior...Lake Highlands advanced to a pair of State Sweet 16s in Carmichael's final two seasons...Coached by Jimmy Roe.

Ross Norman Carmichael was born November 4, 1977 in Barcelona, Spain...Majoring in History at UCSB and hopes to someday become an attorney...As a high school athlete, he was selected First Team Academic All-State...An honors graduate at Lake Highlands High School, Carmichael was in the top ten-percent of his class, Senior Class President and Junior Class President...He was also an All-City selection in football as a high school student...His favorite authors are Tom Clancy and John Grisham...Carmichael's hobbies include reading, listening to music and watching sports...His most memorable sports moment was when he shattered a backboard at a basketball camp...Speaks fluent Spanish as well as English...The son of Norman and Jean Carmichael.