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Terrence Ross
Ht/Wt: 6-6 / 190 lbs
Position: SG/SF
Team: Washington
Class: Sophomore

2012 Draft Profile - Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross is very much a rising prospect now that he is UW’s go to guy and has the opportunity to show his budding talent. Terrence’s areas of strength are that he is a shot maker with deep range as well as a fluid and acrobatic athlete. He is a long 6ft6 and is very comfortable shooting from outside either to catch and shoot or coming off a screen. He can also create, he has a good first step and adept at hitting pull up jumpers and using the glass or taking it to the goal to finish. To go along with impressive shooting percentages what I also like about Terrence is as a wing he doesn’t hold on to the ball too much, he either shoots is uses a dribble or 2 to create or he moves the ball and cuts. Ross is no stranger to the high light reel either. He has the athleticism to finish strong on fast breaks or in half court, he moves well without the ball and his growing chemistry with pgs Abdul Gaddy and Tony Wroten are going to help his draft stock as well. Terrence is also using his athleticism to compete on the boards as he is averaging 7rebs per game early on. Although he doesn’t have a lot of upper body strength with his long arms and quickness he can be a solid perimeter defender.

His weaknesses are that he is a bit of a tweener but for a perimeter guy it shouldn’t be a big deal. As a sg I don’t know if he has the quickness to stay in front of NBA starting guards or if he will create much 1on 1, he is probably more natural as a sf but at 6ft6 and just under 200lbs he is a little small for the position. For the college level, especially pac 12 this year, his athleticism is elite but in the NBA it may be only average for a wing player. I question how well he will be able to finish through contact and may only be a threat from the outside at the next level.

Terrence Ross looks like a really humble, and talented basketball prospect. With a little added weight I think that he has the skill set to start on the wing in the NBA. He is not the most assertive player, he kinda lets the game come to him, and you don’t see a lot of hunger to take over a game. I think he may be best served to come back for a jr year, this year there are so many stars in the college game and next year may be a better opportunity for him to stand out and be a top 10 pick, not that it is entirely out of the question this year to get into the top 10 but now he is on the outside looking in. If he is not taken high enough and molded as a key player he may get lost in the league. His skill set is close to Kevin Martin, Anthony Morrow and Wes Johnson and he could have a role similar to either of the 3 depending on what team takes him.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson

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