12 Russell Wooten
Russell  Wooten

Graduate Student

Chula Vista, Calif.

High School:
St. Augustine

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210





Enrolled in graduate school in August 2010 and was added to the roster for 2010-11 ... Brings experience and a selfless attitude to the program ... Has played two seasons in a Villanova uniform after gaining a roster spot in 2008-09 as a walk-on ... Spent the previous two seasons as a student volunteer ...

2010-11 Season: Appeared in seven games, totaling eight minutes of game action ... He collected one rebound and did not score.

2009-10 Season: Appeared in eight games, scoring four points.

2009-10 Highlights: Recorded the first two points of his college career on a putback in the waning moments of VU's 103-65 win over Penn at the Pavilion on Nov. 16.

2008-09 Season: Played in 14 games off the bench, seeing a total of 21 minutes of action ... Collected two offensive rebounds.

2008-09 BIG EAST Regular Season: Played in five games off the bench during conference play, totaling four minutes of action.

2008-09 Postseason: Appeared in BIG EAST Championship semifinal game against Louisville and NCAA Tournament second round game against UCLA.

2008-09 Highlights: Played a season-high five minutes and grabbed a rebound in a 107-68 win over Fordham on November 17 ... Also had a rebound while playing one minute against Albany in season opener on November 14 ... Played three minutes in a win over Monmouth on November 25.

Earned three varsity letters as a forward and center ... Posted eight double-doubles as a senior ... Named first team Western League as a senior in 2006 ... Also earned three varsity letters in track, racing in the 200 and 400 meter events ... Ran a leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay in 49.73 ... Selected to the All-Academic team as a senior.

Parents are Wayne and Karen Wooten ... Wayne Wooten played four years of basketball as a forward at Northern Kentucky University ... Born May 18, 1988 in San Diego ... A sociology major ... Enjoys video games and watching videos in his spare time ... Picked Villanova for its academics, basketball and "to test my character being away from home".

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