31 - Terrence Ross

6-7, 197 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Washington Sophomore
02/05/91 (30.2 yrs)
Portland, OR
High School
Montrose Christian
Team Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Eddie Jones

Strengths: Solid ball-handler …Very good court vision, finding teammates off P&R, or fast break … Runs the lane well in transition with ability to spot up on the wing or finish a lob … Lacks a conscience. Possessing irrational confidence at times, allowing him to play at a high level without perceived nerves or anxiety in high-pressure situations … Long and active defender on-ball … Excellent pass denial. … Capable help defender, proven through passing lane deflections and weak-side shot blocks … Great footwork in the face-up game, mostly showcasing pump-fake, one dribble pull up/step-back … Good 3pt and mid range shooter … Shot has good lift and form … Exciting dunker in traffic or off lobs, with exceptional contortion abilities and body control in the air … Length and ball instincts make him a great rebounder for a guard …

Weaknesses: Despite his confidence, can seemingly get lost in the flow of the game at times … Needs to further develop explosive first step, to use quickness to his advantage … Must improve finishing at the rim on non-dunks …Will need to develop counters to offensive wing moves … Plenty of space to bulk up frame … Continue to build on the beginnings of post-game he flashed … Shot selection can lead him astray at times … Can benefit from veteran support/mid-first round selection to help add seasoning …

Notes: Leaves University of Washington after two seasons of exciting moments, dominating stretches, and occasional silent spurts … All PAC-12 selection as a sophomore … Got better as season went on, averaging 25 ppg in UW NIT Semifinal run … High school teammate of Terrence Jones

Logan Lemberger 4/25/12

Strengths: Good athlete with a very natural shooting ability … Smooth leaper that can get off the ground quickly, whether he’s elevating for a jump shot or finishing in transition … Quick first step … Easy target for lob passes … Understands how to move without the ball … Always a threat to cut backdoor … Very creative in finding ways to finish around the hoop, often using the rim to protect the ball from defenders … Excellent hang-time and body control … Not afraid to dunk over the top of players … Good frame that should be able to hold a good amount of muscle … Measured 6’7", which gives him ideal size for a shooting guard … Has a solid (though unadvanced) ball-handling ability … Prefers just one or two quick dribbles to create enough separation from his defender to get off a quality shot … Does most of his damage on the perimeter … Great-looking jumper, with a quick release and smooth mechanics … Confident shooter that displays no hesitation when firing … Likes to camp near the corners and let his teammates set him up … Already has range out to the NBA three-point line … Is a natural catch-and-shoot player … Often seems unfazed by defenders who are closing-out on him when he is shooting … Shows a willingness to compete on the glass, especially on put-back opportunities … Has the length and lateral quickness to be an effective defender … Unselfish player that doesn’t need to dominate the basketball to be an effective teammate …

Weaknesses: Needs seasoning … Was regulated to a role-playing shooter in his freshman season, and didn’t get many chances to show what else he can do … Has yet to prove that he can consistently create offense for himself … Can beat defenders at this level with his speed but doesn’t possess the ability to break players down with his ball-handling skills … Not the defender he could be, but should improve in time with added experience and strength …

Overall: Terrence Ross will look to build on what was a very respectable freshman campaign … He’s primed for a breakout season in 2011-2012, and should be a first round pick whenever he comes out …

Notes: Measured 6’7 (in shoes) 197 lbs, with a 6’7 wingspan at the 2011 Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

Tyler Ingle 8/3/11