On Ledbetter: A strong, physical player at either the point or shooting guard positions ... an adept ball-handler and tenacious defender ... a "pass-first" point guard ... came to Maryland from the same JUCO program that produced All-American and three-time NBA All-Star Steve Francis, 2002 National Champion Ryan Randle and 2004 ACC Champion Jamar Smith ... performed well down the stretch for the Terps despite having to overcome two injuries in his first season at Maryland ... first had to recover from an automobile accident that sidelined him during May, June and part of July ... then had to overcome a torn calf muscle that kept him out of early-season practice.
Williams on Ledbetter: "Sterling had an opportunity at the end of the year to start the NIT games and average 30 minutes per game. That gave him a good chance to see what he had to work on for this year. He is in a great position to be the starting point guard, but he has to earn it. Part of being a point guard is to be a leader, and you have to be respected by your teammates in terms of helping the team win. We're looking forward to Sterling doing a good job this year."
As a Junior in 2004-05: Played in 24 games after recovering from a calf injury suffered during the preseason ... started the last four games for the Terps, leading the team to a 3-1 record in the Postseason NIT ... averaged 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 33.0 minutes per game across that stretch ... was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line during the Terps' NIT run ... dished out eight assists and scored 10 points in 34 minutes in Maryland's NIT win vs. Davidson (Mar. 23) ... made his first career as a Terp in the NIT win vs. Oral Roberts (Mar. 16) ... netted 10 points, which included an 8-for-8 effort from the line, and grabbed nine boards while dishing five assists ... scored eight points and recorded a pair of steals vs. Clemson in ACC Tourney (March 10) ... grabbed seven rebounds in the Terps' double-overtime win at Virginia (Feb. 19) ... scored in double figures for the first time as a Terp at Clemson (Feb. 1), as he netted 10 points on 4-of-6 field goals and was 2-for-2 from the charity stripe ... registered five points with three rebounds in 12 minutes during the win over No. 21 Georgia Tech (Jan. 30) ... contributed six points with two rebounds and two steals in 13 minutes vs. Mount St. Mary's (Jan. 4) ... first action as a Terrapin came with two minutes at home vs. American (Dec. 23) ... he scored his first Terp career points in the contest, going 1-for-2 at free throw line.
At Allegany CC: Team captain and starting point guard at Allegany who led the Trojans to a 31-5 record and the NJCAA Final 16 in 2003-04 ... averaged 13.9 points per game in his second season, to go along with 7.1 assists and 6.1 rebounds ... earned first team all-conference (Maryland JUCO) honors in 2004 ... started all 30 games in 2002-03 in his first season ... averaged 8.8 points and 8.3 assists as a first-year player ... starred under legendary head coach Bob Kirk, who retired from Allegany in the summer of 2004.
At Laurel High School: Two-year starter at point guard and a first team all-conference selection as a senior at Laurel ... averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... led his squad to a 12-11 record in the challenging Prince George's County 4A conference ... as a junior, averaged 12.5 points per game and 10.0 assists ... nominated for the McDonald's All-American team ... high school coach was Keith Courtreyer.
Personal: Sterling Ledbetter, Jr. ... son of Deirdre and Sterling Ledbetter, Sr. ... is an only child ... lists Steve Francis as his favorite athlete ... nickname is "Sterbo" ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Ledbetter's Career Highs
|Points||10||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
|10||vs. Oral Roberts-NIT, 3/16/05|
|10||at Clemson, 2/1/05|
|FG||4||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
|4||at Clemson, 2/1/05|
|FGA||7||vs. Clemson-ACC, 3/10/05|
|3FG||1||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
|1||vs. Clemson, 2/22/05|
|1||at Virginia, 2/19/05|
|3FGA||4||at Virginia, 2/19/05|
|FT||8||vs. Oral Roberts-NIT, 3/16/05|
|FTA||8||vs. Oral Roberts-NIT, 3/16/05|
|Rebounds||9||vs. Oral Roberts-NIT, 3/16/05|
|Assists||8||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
|Blocks||1||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
|Steals||2||vs. TCU-NIT, 3/26/05|
|2||vs. Clemson-ACC, 3/10/05|
|2||vs. Mount St. Mary's, 1/4/05|
|Minutes||34||vs. So. Carolina-NIT, 3/29/05|
|34||vs. TCU-NIT, 3/26/05|
|34||vs. Davidson-NIT, 3/23/05|
Ledbetter's 2004-05 Game-By-Game Statistics
|D4||vs. George Mason||dnp-cd|
|D5||vs. George Wash.||dnp-cd|
|J4||Mount St. Mary's||1-0||13||2-3||.667||0-0||.000||2-2||1.000||0-2||2||1||1||1||0||2||6|
|J8||at North Carolina||1-0||15||1-2||.500||0-0||.000||0-0||.000||0-1||1||0||3||1||0||0||2|
|J11||at Wake Forest||1-0||19||1-2||.500||0-1||.000||0-0||.000||1-1||2||3||3||3||0||0||2|
|F16||at NC State||1-0||18||1-2||.500||0-0||.000||1-2||.500||0-2||2||3||3||0||0||1||3|
|M5||at Virginia Tech||1-0||9||0-0||.000||0-0||.000||0-0||.000||0-0||0||1||4||2||0||0||0|
|M10||vs. Clemson (ACC)||1-0||23||3-7||.429||0-0||.000||2-2||1.000||1-0||1||5||1||4||0||2||8|
|M16||ORAL ROBERTS (NIT)||1-1||30||1-3||.333||0-1||.000||8-8||1.000||4-5||9||0||5||2||0||0||10|
|M29||vs. South Carolina (NIT)||1-1||34||1-5||.200||0-2||.000||0-0||.000||1-2||3||4||1||6||0||1||2|
Ledbetter's Career Statistics
Ledbetter's ACC Statistics