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Terrence Ross selected by the Toronto Raptors with the eighth pick

Post by Ryan Divish on June 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm with 3 Comments »
June 28, 2012 6:46 pm
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When NBA draft experts said Terrence Ross’ draft stock was rising, they weren’t lying. The Huskies sophomore shooting guard Terrence Ross was selected by the Toronto with the eighth pick of the first round of the 2012 draft.

Here’s video of the pick

Ross, a silky 6-7 shooting guard from Portland, averaged 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this past season for the Huskies. He was projected early in the process as a late round pick. But over the past month, his ability to shoot from the outside and his legnth propelled him into the NBA draft green room and now the top 10.

“It’s just a blessing,” Ross told ESPN’s Mark Jones on the telecast. “I can’t even describe how I feel right now.”

What did he do to impress the Raptors?

“I think must my all-around game,” he said. “I got to the basket, shot the ball well and my overall defensive intensity.”

Ross is fourth UW player to be drafted in the Top 10 in the modern draft era, joining Detlef Schrempf, Brandon Roy and Spencer Hawes.

If you look at this draft breakdown from NBA.com, it lists perimeter shooting as a need. Ross definitely brings that to the team. Here’s some video of Ross talking about his predraft workout with the Raptors

Here’s Toronto’s roster for next season .

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  1. There was alot of talk about his stock rising (Green room invite).

    He crashed the lottery!

    Congrats to him!

  2. bbnate420 says:

    Who picked his outfit? Ugly. :-o

  3. guiltybystander says:

    I heard that about the outfit…like Urkel without the glasses. Maybe after he signs, Ross can hire someone who isn’t color blind to pick his clothes for him.

    Ross is a nice talent who may crack Toronto’s starting five (as bad as they are, it would be hard NOT to), but I see him more as a sixth man coming off the bench to shoot the ball and play a little perimeter defense. He’s too small to start at the 3 and I’m not sure he’s got the handles to start at the 2. He works hard and puts the team first, though, and that puts him ahead of Wroten in my book.

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