Terrence Ross

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Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross Raptors.jpg
Ross with the Toronto Raptors in March 2013
No. 31 – Toronto Raptors
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-02-05) February 5, 1991 (age 24)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)
Montrose Christian (Rockville, Maryland)
College Washington (2010–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Terrence James Elijah 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 University of Washington, where he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection before being drafted eighth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Raptors. As a rookie, he was crowned champion of the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. In January 2014, he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game while averaging fewer than 10 points per game.

High school career[edit]

As a freshman and sophomore, Ross attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon where he won the Oregon 5A Player of the Year, after leading Jefferson to the first of three consecutive state championships. As a junior in 2008–09, he attended Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland where he was first-team All-Metro after averaging 13.5 points per game for the number 1 ranked Montrose. Midway through his senior year, Ross returned to Jefferson High School but could not play basketball due to transfer rules.[1]

On April 30, 2010, Ross signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Washington.[2][3]

Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Ross was listed as the No. 5 small forward and the No. 30 player in the nation in 2010.[4]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Washington, Ross earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors after averaging 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 34 games. He was also named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team after averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament.[1]

In his sophomore season, Ross earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after averaging 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 35 games. He helped Washington reach the semi-finals of the 2012 National Invitation Tournament with averages of 25.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.[1]

On April 1, 2012, Ross declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Washington 34 4 17.4 .443 .352 .758 2.8 1.0 .6 .4 8.0
2011–12 Washington 35 35 31.1 .457 .371 .766 6.4 1.4 1.3 .9 16.4

NBA career[edit]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Ross was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. On July 10, 2012, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Raptors.[6]

On January 2, 2013, Ross had a season-best game with 26 points and six three-pointers in a 102-79 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[7] On February 16, 2013, Ross defeated Jeremy Evans in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, receiving 58% of the vote from fans worldwide in the final round.[8]

2013–14 season[edit]

On October 24, 2013, the Raptors exercised their third-year team option on Ross' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.[9]

On January 25, 2014, Ross made a career-high 10 three-pointers and scored a career-high 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers to tie the Toronto Raptors franchise record for most points in a game with Vince Carter.[10] 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.[11]

2014–15 season[edit]

On October 13, 2014, the Raptors exercised their fourth-year team option on Ross' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[12] On February 4, 2015, he scored a season-high 23 points and matched a season-high with five three-pointers in a 93-109 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.[13][14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Toronto 73 2 17.0 .407 .332 .714 2.0 .7 .6 .2 6.4
2013–14 Toronto 81 62 26.7 .423 .395 .837 3.1 1.0 .8 .3 10.9
2014–15 Toronto 82 61 25.5 .410 .372 .786 2.8 1.0 .6 .3 9.8
Career 236 125 23.3 .415 .373 .796 2.6 .9 .7 .3 9.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Toronto 7 7 22.6 .298 .167 .600 2.0 .3 .9 .4 5.0
2015 Toronto 4 4 26.8 .379 .333 .000 1.5 1.0 .8 1.0 7.0
Career 11 11 24.1 .329 .238 .600 1.8 .5 .8 .6 5.7

Personal[edit]

Ross is the son of Terry Ross and Marcine Parker. His father played in the defunct Continental Basketball Association and won the slam-dunk title while with the Tri-City Chinook in 1995.[15] His sister, Taelor, plays college basketball for Seattle University. He also has a brother named Drew.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "#31 Terrence Ross". GoHuskies.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Huskies get Portland prep recruits Ross and Jones". ESPN.com. April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Allen, Percy (April 30, 2010). "Terrence Ross signs with Huskies; Terrence Jones commits but doesn't sign". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Terrence Ross Recruiting Profile
  5. ^ "Terrence Ross Declares For NBA Draft". GoHuskies.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Raptors sign 1st-round pick Terrence Ross to rookie deal
  7. ^ Notebook: Raptors 102, Trail Blazers 79
  8. ^ "Terrence Ross wins dunk contest in memorable final". USAToday.com. February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ Jonas Valanciunas option exercised
  10. ^ "Notebook: Clippers 126, Raptors 118". NBA.com. January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Terrence Ross scores 51 points, making Raptors and NBA history". NBCSports.com. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Raptors Exercise Team Options On Valanciunas And Ross
  13. ^ Jarrett Jack scores 24 as Nets rout Raptors 109-93
  14. ^ Brooklyn 109, Toronto 93
  15. ^ Allen, Percy (June 26, 2012). "NBA draft: Terrence Ross' growth at Washington has paid off". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "#31 Taelor Ross". GoSeattleU.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 

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