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Terrence Ross hires agent, will enter NBA draft

Post by Ryan Divish on April 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm with 4 Comments »
April 1, 2012 3:23 pm
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As expected, Husky sophomore shooting guard Terrence Ross will forego his final two seasons at Washington and enter the upcoming NBA draft. Ross has even hired an agent.

From the press release

“I discussed the pros and the cons with my family and I just think this is a great step for me and it’s time for me to take my game to the next level,” Ross said about his decision.

“Being at Washington and playing for Coach (Lorenzo) Romar has been a blessing,” Ross continued. “On the court, off the court, with school and in life…it’s just been a real blessing to consider myself a Husky and get to where I am right now.”

Ross earned Pac-12 first-team all-conference honors for the Huskies this season. He averaged 16.4 points  and 6.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 37.1 from three-point range.

Ross is projected to be a mid-first round pick by most draft analysts. ESPN’s Chad Ford has Ross going 19th the Sixers in his most recent mock draft. Meanwhile  NBA draft express has Ross going 18th to the Celtics.

“We wish Terrence the best,” UW head coach Lorenzo Romar said from New Orleans. “He was refreshing to coach because of his humility and team-first attitude. We wish him well and anticipate that he will have an excellent NBA career.”

 

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  1. longco44 says:

    Sorry, none of these two players are deserving of being a first round pick. This is just my opinion. I have nothing to base this off of other than watching them play throughout the year. None of them stood out to me as amazing basketball players. They will probably both wind up being run of the mill average NBA players and never be heard from again after the NBA draft has completed.

  2. guidocarmasi says:

    more of a con than a pro. Good Luck Ross!!!

  3. guiltybystander says:

    While Terrence Ross seems like a decent guy and he’s been a good player at the UW, he’s got a long way to go. There aren’t a lot of 6’5″ 195-pound forwards in the NBA. Guard would seem a better bet, but he’ll have to improve that 1.4-to-2.0 assists-to-turnovers ratio.

    When I think of Ross, I think of another guy who could’ve used one more year at the UW but came out early instead: Mark Sanford (although Ross appears to have a much better attitude).

    Good luck, Terrence, and make sure you have lots of warm clothes…just in case. Sioux Falls gets cold during the winter.

  4. He may be leading scorer but check out his percentage. 7 for 19 in the Minn. game. Worten is even worse, 4 for 14 in the Minn. game. Sorry guys you need to shoot better than that to make it in the NBA. I still think the NCAA should not let the collage guys go out this early. At least 3 years in collage. How’s Hawes doing?

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