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April 2, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Did Terrence Ross make the right decision?

Washington sophomore guard Terrence Ross became the 17th underclassmen who plans to enter the NBA draft.
Judging from his farewell Twitter post, he doesn’t plan to change his mind.

Only three underclassmen said they’ll return to school. Here’s a look at the early entry list.
Ross is the first Pac-12 player to announce he’s leaving for the NBA. There’s been reports Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham plans to test the NBA draft waters, but Cunningham and the Beavers have been silent.
UW’s Tony Wroten Jr. is considering entering the draft.
Other players who may make the leap are Colorado’s Andre Roberson, UCLA’s Joshua Smith and California’s Allen Crabbe.
Last year nine Pac-12 players declared for the draft. Here’s a look at who left and where they were taken: Arizona’s Derrick Williams (2), Washington State’s Klay Thompson (11), Colorado’s Alec Burks (12), USC’s Nikola Vucevic (16), UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt (35) and Malcolm Lee (43), UW’s Isaiah Thomas (60), Washington State’s DeAngelo Casto and Stanford’s Jeremy Green. Casto and Green went undrafted.
Coach Lorenzo Romar said Ross would have been a national player of the year candidate if he had returned to Washington. He’s considered a mid-round pick and in theory could have improved his draft status.
There’s a substantial difference in terms of pay between a high lottery pick and mid-first round pick. Here’s a look at the NBA’s salary scale for rookies.

Did Terrence Ross make the right decision?

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