Ross with the Raptors
|No. 31 – Toronto Raptors|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
February 5, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Terrence Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was an All-Pac-12 first team selection before being drafted by Toronto in the first round with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. As a rookie, he was crowned champion of the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. He is the first and only player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game while averaging fewer than 10 points per game.
Ross played at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon his freshman and sophomore years. As a sophomore, Ross won the Oregon 5A Player of the Year, after leading Jefferson to the first of three consecutive state championships. He spent his junior season at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland. Ross returned to Jefferson High School his senior year, but he did not play basketball because of a transfer rule.
In Ross' freshman season, he averaged 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He was named Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Freshman. Ross was also named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team after averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the Pac-10 Tournament.
In Ross' sophomore season, he averaged 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. This was good enough for Ross to be named to the First Team All-Pac-12. Washington made it to the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament in Ross' sophomore season, but then lost to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In the NIT, Ross averaged 25 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. On April 1, 2012 Ross decided to enter his name in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Ross was drafted in the first round by the Toronto Raptors with the eighth overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft. On January 2, 2013, Ross scored a career high 26 points, which included six 3 pointers, in a 102-79 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers.
On December 28, 2013, Ross made seven three pointers, scoring a total of 23 points, in a 115-100 victory over the New York Knicks. On January 25, 2014, Ross made a career high 10 three pointers along with a career high 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers and tied the Toronto Raptors franchise record for most points in a game with Vince Carter. At the time, Ross was averaging 9.3 points per game, making him the first NBA player to score at least 50 points in a game while averaging under 10 points per game.
NBA career statistics
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- "Terrence Ross Declares for NBA Draft". gohuskies.com. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- Trail Blazers at Raptors
- "Terrence Ross wins dunk contest in memorable final". USA Today. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Notebook: Raptors 115, Knicks 100". NBA.com. December 28, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- "Notebook: Clippers 126, Raptors 118". NBA.com. January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
- "Terrence Ross scores 51 points, making Raptors and NBA history". NBCSports.com. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014.