Why Terrence Ross Will Make Draft-Day Doubters Eat Their Words

August 7th, 2012 by Patrick Britton Leave a reply »
While everyone noted that Terrence Ross was a talented player, many draft experts were confused when the shooting guard out of Washington went so high in the draft when players like Austin Rivers and Andre Drummond were still on the board.

John Hollinger of ESPN said, “I had Ross 27th on my board. Not a fan of the pick and thought they could have traded down if that was their guy.”

Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated was less harsh in his proclamation, but still stated that, “while Terrence Ross (No. 8) was expected to go later in the lottery or possibly in the late teens, it's not really a surprise that he landed here.”

Although Bryan Colangelo’s pick of Ross may have been higher than many experts expected, Ross fits the Raptors system very well and should shine under Dwane Casey.

After trading Leandro Barbosa to the Pacers in March, the Raptors were left without a guy who could consistently knock down three pointers. Despite shooting at a very high volume of 5.5 three point attempts per game, Ross still shot over 37 percent beyond the arc, a very high mark considering how many he attempted. While ...

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