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April 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Terrence Ross opts for NBA

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Terrence Ross will enter the NBA draft, the school announced Sunday.
The sophomore guard plans to hire an agent, meaning he cannot return to the Huskies.
“I discussed the pros and the cons with my family and I just think this is a great step for me and it’s time for me to take my game to the next level,” Ross said in a statement released by the school. “On the court, off the court, with school and in life…it’s just been a real blessing to consider myself a Husky and get to where I am right now.”
Ross averaged 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds for Washington, but came up big in the postseason. During the Huskies’ run in the NIT, Ross averaged 25.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. He also knocked down 15 3-pointers during the tournament, shooting 40.5 percent from behind the arc.
The 6-6 guard shot 51.8 percent from the field during the season. He ranked among Pac-12 leaders in eight categories: points (16.4, 4th), rebounds (6.4, 6th), offensive rebounds (5.1, 3rd), free throw percentage (.766, 11th), steals (1.3, 12th), three-point field goal percentage makes (.371, 14th) and blocks (0.9, 13th).
“He was refreshing to coach because of his humility and team-first attitude,” coach Lorenzo Romar said. “We wish him well and anticipate that he will have an excellent NBA career.”
ESPN’s Chad Ford ranks Ross 20th on his top 100 NBA list. Draft Express projects he’ll be the No. 18 pick, while ESPN and NBADraft.net believe he’ll be taken at No. 19.
Ross earned first team All-Pac-12 honors in 2012 and led Washington in scoring, tallying 574 total points – tied for 9th most in UW single-season history. He also was second on the team in minutes, rebounds, steals, 3-point makes, 3-point field goal percentage and blocks.
The Huskies could learn in the next few days if freshman Tony Wroten Jr. will also leave and enter the NBA draft.
Photo credit: Seattle Times – Dean Rutz

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