Terrence Ross | F

Hometown: Portland, OR     

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 180

Position: Small Forward

Team: Washington

Class: Sophomore

Right-handed… a solid athlete with good size, standing at 6'6", Ross has earned a reputation as a pure scorer with his smooth jump shot, but he has really developed into something more. First and foremost, Ross is a great scorer with deep range on his jump shot and he can set himself up with a long, quick first step to get by his defender off the bounce. His combination of athleticism and shooting make him an eye-catching prospect for scouts… Ross' energy this season is noticeably improved from last season. He gets down and scraps for loose balls. On the defensive end of the floor, he is willing to mix it up, fight through screens and get a hand up on his man. His biggest improvement is his desire to chase down rebounds and crash the glass. Ross is fit to bang around, especially on the offensive end…

Ross needs to continue to work on his ball-handling. He has the explosive first step to get by his defender, but he doesn't appear to be too comfortable handling the ball, slashing through traffic or creating his own shot. He can on occasion, but he relies on Washington's duo of point guards to hit him when he is open, most commonly on the perimeter. He has a tendency to float around on the perimeter and settle for longer jumpers than use his offensive repertoire. If he wants to become a valuable commodity, Ross must become more aggressive and comfortable going straight to the basket, instead of pull-up for a jumper most of the time. By not taking the ball strong to the rim, it costs him easier scoring opportunities and potential free-throws… Speaking of his jump shot, Ross has a smooth, effortless release, but one that comes from the middle of his head with his left-hand off the ball instead of being a guide hand…
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