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Rob Troutman

  #23
  Position: F    Ht.: 6-5    Wt.: 205
  Hometown: Mt. Washington, Ky.
  Previous School: Bullitt East HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Physical Education, K-12

2010-11: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.

2009-10:  Finished second on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg/27th in SAC) and third in rebounding (4.5 rpg/20th in SAC)… One of only three players on the roster to start in all 28 games… Shot 45.9 percent from the floor, including 43.1 percent from three-point territory (25-of-58)… His .795 free throw percentage was sixth on the league… Averaged 33 minutes per game, which was third on the team and sixth in the conference… Scored in double-digits in 12 outings, including a career-high 17 points in home win over Wingate (Feb. 10)… Shot 5-of-6 from the floor… Added 17 points earlier in the season at Bellarmine (Dec. 21) in a homecoming to his native Kentucky… Averaged 10.7 ppg in his last six games… Tallied 13.3 ppg in a seven-game span from Dec. 21-Jan. 16… Has made 38 of his last 45 free throws (84.4%)… Finished the season averaging 2.8 assists per game, including 3.8 apg in his last dozen outings (Jan. 20-Mar. 3)… Shot 10-of-11 from the free throw line against Lincoln Memorial (Jan. 6)… Has recorded a three-point field goal in his last three games and in seven of his last eight appearances… Recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Lake Erie (Nov. 21).

2008-09: Finished fourth on the team in scoring (9.4 ppg) and third in rebounding (4.5 rpg)... Shot 50 percent from the field (15th in SAC), including 23-for-53 from three-point land (43.4%)...   Fired 72.3 percent from the foul line... Averaged 33.19 minutes per game (3rd in SAC)... Scored in double-figures 14 times... Scored a career-best 17 points in home win over Flagler (Nov. 21), shooting 6-for-11 from the field... Completed a double-double with 10 rebounds against Flagler... Averaged 10.7 ppg in SAC games... Shot 37-for-46 (80.4%) at the charity stripe in league games... Tallied 16 points in back-to-back games against Carson-Newman (Feb. 14) and Newberry (Feb. 18)... Accounted for 14 markers at No. 4 Augusta State (Mar. 14) to open NCAA Tournament.

2007-08: South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman Team… Played in 28 games as a rookie… Shot 50 percent from the floor (26-for-52) averaging 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game… Averaged 13 minutes per contest… Poured in a season-best nine points at Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 6) where he went 3-for-3 from the floor and 2-of-2 at the free throw line… Grabbed 10 rebounds in road win at Carson-Newman (Feb. 16)… Dished out four assists against Newberry (Feb. 20)… Added eight points at Wingate (Jan. 26) where he shot 4-of-5 from the field… Accounted for seven rebounds vs. Mars Hill (Jan. 30)… Recorded at least one rebound in his last 13 appearances… Played in a season-high 28 minutes at Wingate.

High School: Earned 2007 All-State Second Team honors at Bullitt East HS in Mt. Washington, Ky… Coached by Troy Barr… Four-time letterman… Averaged 23.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, including a single-game record 46 points in his senior season… Also posted 2.5 assists and two blocks per game… Named the Bullitt County Player of the Year in 2007 and was runner-up for Mr. Basketball honors in the region… Played for the Kentucky All-Star Team… Team MVP… Set school record for most charges taken (29)… Member of 2005 Eighth Region title team that advanced to the State Sweet 16… Also lettered in football.

Personal: Full name is Robert Kevin Troutman… Born May 22, 1989 in Mt. Washington, Ky… Nicknames: “Bob”, “Cottontop”… Son of Tommy and Kathy Troutman… Has five brothers (Ryan, Rusty, Rhett, Jared and Jake) and one sister (Avery)... His older brother, Ryan, was an All-SAC point guard for Tusculum (2007-09) who is in his first professional season in Germany… Majoring in Physical Education (K-12)… Hobbies include ping pong, weight lifting and golf... SAC Commissioner’s Honor RollAthletic Director's Honor Roll… Community service includes volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County.

More about Rob: Career Goals: Become a teacher and pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling… Favorite book: The Bible; Favorite class at Tusculum: EDUC-200; Favorite midnight snack: Cereal; Favorite movie: “Step Brothers; Favorite musical artists: Darius Rucker, Corey Smith, Drake; Favorite saying by Coach Boone: “It’s not how fast you go, it’s what you do”; Favorite song: “Come Back Song” by Darius Rucker; Most thrilling moment in sports: Playing in 2009 NCAA Division II Tournament vs. No. 4 Augusta State… Advice to kids: “You can do anything you set your mind too”; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; When he was a kid, Rob tried to be like: His older brother; Favorite food: Subway Melt; People Rob most admires: His father and his brothers; Favorite sports teams: Kentucky Wildcats, Boston Celtics; How Rob gets ready for a game: Listens to music and stretches; Rob can’t imagine a week without: Sleep; Least favorite food: Tuna; Favorite athlete: Kevin Garnett; Shoe size: 12 ½; Best advice Rob has ever been given: Movement + Patience = Basket$; Best thing about Rob: He’s goofy; Most important thing Rob has learned since coming to Tusculum: “You have to enjoy this”; The thing Rob admires most about Coach Boone: His knowledge of the game; What people don’t know about Rob: He enjoys to sing; Toughest part of being a student-athlete: Getting the proper amount of sleep; Toughest player Rob has ever played against: Eric Gordon (former Indiana University player and now with the Los Angeles Clippers); Two words to describe the way Rob plays basketball: Intense, fearless; When people first meet Rob they think: He plays basketball.