Ross with the Toronto Raptors in March 2013
|No. 31 – Orlando Magic|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
February 5, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 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 James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic 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 Toronto 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.
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 NBA career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
High school career
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.
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.
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.
Toronto Raptors (2012–2017)
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. On February 16, 2013, Ross defeated Jeremy Evans in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, after throwing down some of the nastiest jams known to mankind. He received 58% of the vote from fans worldwide in the final round.
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.
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. 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.
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. On February 4, 2015, he scored a season-high 23 points and matched a season high with five three-pointers in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
On November 2, 2015, Ross signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Raptors. Ross averaged just 6.3 points in 17.5 minutes over the first seven games of the season, coming off the bench in all seven. He then missed six games with a left thumb injury before returning to action on November 20, scoring eight points in a 102–91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He made his first start of the season on December 7, also against the Lakers, scoring a season-high 22 points in place of injured starter DeMarre Carroll. On February 28, 2016, he set a new season high with 27 points in a 114–101 loss to the Detroit Pistons. On March 30, he scored 13 points in a 105–97 win over the Atlanta Hawks, helping the Raptors record a 50-win season for the first time in franchise history. In the Raptors' regular season finale on April 13, Ross recorded his first double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in a 103–96 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Raptors finished the regular season as the second seed in the East with a 56–26 record. After defeating the Indiana Pacers 4–3 in the first round of the playoffs, the Raptors moved on to the second round for the first time since 2001. In Game 1 of the conference semi-finals against the Miami Heat, Ross set a career playoff high with 19 points in a 102–96 loss.
The Raptors would go on to beat the Heat in 7 games before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals.
On November 28, 2016, Ross scored a season-high 22 points in a 122–95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He set a new season high on December 12, scoring 25 points in a 122–100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Orlando Magic (2017–present)
On February 14, 2017, Ross was traded, along with a 2017 first-round draft pick, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka. He made his debut for the Magic on February 23, 2017, recording 13 points on four of 17 shooting, which included a two for eight showing from three-point range, in a 112–103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Two days later, he scored a game-high 24 points in a 105–86 win over the Atlanta Hawks. On April 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 127–112 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
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. His sister, Taelor, plays college basketball for Seattle University. He also has a brother named Drew.
- "#31 Terrence Ross". GoHuskies.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- "Huskies get Portland prep recruits Ross and Jones". ESPN.com. April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Allen, Percy (April 30, 2010). "Terrence Ross signs with Huskies; Terrence Jones commits but doesn't sign". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Terrence Ross Recruiting Profile
- "Terrence Ross Declares For NBA Draft". GoHuskies.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Raptors sign 1st-round pick Terrence Ross to rookie deal
- Notebook: Raptors 102, Trail Blazers 79
- "Terrence Ross wins dunk contest in memorable final". USAToday.com. February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
- Jonas Valanciunas option exercised
- "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.
- Raptors Exercise Team Options On Valanciunas And Ross
- Jarrett Jack scores 24 as Nets rout Raptors 109-93
- Brooklyn 109, Toronto 93
- Lowry scores 25, Raptors hang on to beat Lakers 102-91
- Lowry scores 27, Raptors beat Lakers 102-93 to end slide
- Pistons beat Raptors 114-101 in Lowry's absence
- "Raptors beat Hawks 105-97 to notch first 50-win season". NBA.com. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Raptors rest starters, beat Nets 103-96 in playoff tuneup". NBA.com. April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
- "Wade, Heat beat Raptors in OT after Lowry's halfcourt heave". NBA.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
- "Lowry hits all six 3s as Raptors beat Sixers again, 122-95". ESPN.com. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
- "DeRozan, Ross help Raptors beat Bucks for 6th straight time". ESPN.com. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- "Magic Acquire Terrence Ross and 2017 First Round Pick From Raptors". NBA.com. February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- "Lillard rallies Trail Blazers to 112-103 win over Orlando". ESPN.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
- "Ross provides spark for Magic in 105-86 win over Hawks". ESPN.com. February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "Pacers win 3rd straight, move into sole possession of 7th". ESPN.com. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
- Allen, Percy (June 26, 2012). "NBA draft: Terrence Ross' growth at Washington has paid off". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- "#31 Taelor Ross". GoSeattleU.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.