February 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM
Terrence Ross selected to NBA dunk contest
Former Washington star Terrence Ross ran a successful #LetRossDunk campaign to be included in the NBA slam dunk contest. The Toronto Raptors rookie is one of six players who will perform Feb. 16 in Houston.
The other participants include: Indiana’s Gerald Green, New York Knicks’ James White, Los Angeles Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe, Utah’s Jeremy Evans and Denver’s Kenneth Faried.
Not sure if Las Vegas has odds out, but USA Today ranks the contestants. Let’s just say the newspaper considers Ross a long shot.
Ross is the second Husky to perform in the dunk contest. Former UW standout Nate Robinson is the NBA’s first three-time champion, who won the title in 2010, ’09 and ’06.
Ross is the fifth Raptor to compete in All-Star weekend’s marquee event following Vince Carter (2000), Tracy McGrady (2000), Jamario Moon (2008), and DeMar DeRozan (2010 and 2011).
Former Washington Star Isaiah Thomas is a late addition to the Rising Stars Challenge, a Feb. 15 exhibition game featuring rookies and sophomores.
Thomas said he’s open to assisting Ross in the dunk contest.