Guard Chris Ross of Goose Creek High School has committed to play basketball at The Citadel, Gators coach Blake Hall said Wednesday.
Ross, a 6-2 senior, will join the Bulldogs next fall as a preferred walk-on, Hall said.
“He’s a high-motor kid who likes to play fast,” Hall said. “So I think he will fit in well with what they do there. And he sees the big picture. His mom is in the military and he wants to go into engineering, so he sees the benefits of The Citadel after graduation, not just for basketball.”
Ross played just one season for the Gators after his family moved to Goose Creek. He averaged 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals last season for the 17-8 Gators.
Ross joins a group of at least five new players slated to join the Bulldogs next season for coach Duggar Baucom’s second season.
Ezekiel Balogun, a 6-6 forward from Nigeria who plays at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, has signed with the Bulldogs, along with 5-8 guard Frankie Johnson of Darlington.
Aaron Washington, a 6-3 guard from Baltimore who plays at DME Academy, has committed to The Citadel, along with 6-6 forward Tyler Burgess of Liberty High School and 6-7 forward Obinna Ofodile of Duluth, Ga.