Former New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller is perhaps best known for his unfortunate decision to get into a physical altercation with fans after a difficult loss in February, but on Monday night, he was in the news for a much more positive reason. It has long been known that Ross-Miller was headed out of the New Mexico State program, but his final destination has been announced, and he is headed to Auburn to play for Bruce Pearl.
Auburn has landed New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller, his dad told ESPN. Former UK commit can play this season for Bruce Pearl.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 20, 2014
It has been a long and winding journey through college hoops for Ross-Miller (who is already 23 years old), as he was once committed to Kentucky during high school before landing at the University of New Orleans as a freshman and then spending two hours with New Mexico State. Still, the 6-foot-1 guard is incredibly talented, and he was productive (8.1 points, 3.5 assists per game) as a junior last season.
The most important piece here is that Ross-Miller will be immediately available to play for his final season of eligibility, and with the lack of talent on the Auburn roster, that is a big boost for Bruce Pearl. It remains to be seen whether he can make a real impact at the SEC level, but it is likely that he will see immediate court time.