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March 27, 2011 at 11:42 AM

UW’s top 2012 draft prospect?; Williams mum on future

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Photo credit: Getty Images – Kevin C. Cox

According to NBAdraft.net, Washington guard Terrence Ross (above) will forgo the final two years of his college eligibility in 2012, declare for the draft and will be taken No. 6 overall by the New Jersey Nets.
Apparently the website has high expectations for the 6-foot-6 freshman who played in 34 of 35 games this season, started four times and averaged 8 points and 2.8 rebounds.
Ross exhibited star potential at times. He played sparingly in the nonconference games before coming off the bench, sinking four three-pointers and scoring 18 points at USC in the Pac-10 opener. The next week, he tallied a career-best 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting in 27 minutes against Oregon.
Ross also starred in the Pac-10 Tournament where he was selected to the all-tournament team. He finished the season with a team-high 19 points off the bench against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 game.
NBAdraft.net also believes New Orleans will draft guard Isaiah Thomas in the second round with the 50th overall pick.
Washington’s other 2012 draft prospect include incoming freshman guard Tony Wroten Jr. Many thought sophomore guard Abdul Gaddy might leave early, but he struggled as a freshman and suffered a season-ending knee injury in January this season.


IN OTHER NEWS:
— Watching Virginia Commonwealth and can’t help but to think the Huskies pulled 6-foot-10 forward Jernard Jarreau away from the Rams. The New Orleans recruit also considered Tulsa, UT-Chattanooga, Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane.
— Arizona star sophomore Derrick Williams declined to answer NBA questions last night following the Wildcats 65-63 loss in the NCAA West Region final.
He told reporters in Anaheim, Calif., “I’m not answering any questions about that, no questions about the next level, no questions about the NBA.”
Arizona coach Sean Miller told the Arizona Daily Star that he’s supportive of Williams.
“My agenda is Derrick Williams,” he said. “I have no hidden agenda.”

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