According to a report in the Ottawa Citizen, Vanderbilt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings was the 10th best paid college basketball coach in the NCAA last year. The newspaper lists Stallings' 2007 salary as $1.3 million — at the time, making Stallings the third best paid coach in the SEC.
2005 (Redshirt): Redshirted after transferring from LSU.
2004 (Sophomore): Played in 30 games with one start, averaging 13.5 minutes... Averaged 2.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, playing behind SEC Player of the Year Brandon Bass and SEC Freshman of the Year Glen Davis... Shot 44.1 percent from the field (30-of-68) and 42.9 percent from 3-point range (9-of-21)... Gave the Tigers a 61-59 victory over then-No. 14 Alabama in a key SEC West late-season battle with his tip-in in the final second... Tallied a career-high seven points five times, including efforts against Auburn and Kentucky in the SEC Tournament... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Auburn (2/26/05)... Named to 2005 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2003 (Freshman): (at LSU) Played in 21 games without a start, averaging 8.9 minutes... Averaged 1.0 point and 1.1 rebounds... Scored a season-high five points in consecutive home games against Kentucky and Ole Miss... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at Vanderbilt and home against Ole Miss.
Personal: Ross William Neltner.. Born February 23, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio... Son of Margie and Rick Neltner... Has one sister, Mallory... Undecided in his major... Nickname is “Nelly”... Chose Vanderbilt over Florida, Illinois, Michigan. High School: Named 2003 Mr. Basketball in Kentucky while averaging 20.2 points and 10.6 rebounds as a senior... Led Highlands to a 27-3 record... Earned top vote-getter recognition for First Team All-State accolades by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader ... Selected team captain of the of the Kentucky High School All-Stars squad that competed against all-stars from Indiana... Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a junior, earning Player of the Year honors from the Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame... Led Highlands to a 24-8 record... Coached by John Messmer... Played as tight end on football team during freshman and sophomore seasons... Attended same high school as former Commodore great Scott Draud.