Thorpe Report: Scouting MU, Washington
December, 7, 2011
By David Thorpe | ESPN.com
Gary A. Vasquez/US PresswireTerrence Ross' tenacity and inside-outside game against Marquette was impressive.Every Wednesday, the NBA Draft Blog will feature the "Thorpe Report," a genuine scouting report on a featured game each week from ESPN Insider David Thorpe. This week's game: Marquette versus Washington on Tuesday. Marquette won 79-77.
Terrence Ross, SGSchool/Class: Washington, sophomore
Line score: 19 points (9-15 FGM-A), 1-4 (3s), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 3 assists
Top 100 draft ranking: 25
Game play:I liked his willingness to get down and scrap for loose balls. He didn't show much discipline as a shooter, electing to take deeper shots than necessary multiple times. But he finally locked in on defense, staying on the ball, and he got through screens with his size and athleticism; he could be solid on this end in the future.
Though he did not pass a lot, he does see the game well. The passes he made were smart. He has very good jumping ability and looks to make plays above the rim, especially flying in for an offensive rebound. His combination of being able to crash the glass and possessing a sweet perimeter shot is a very intriguing -- and rare -- pair.
Basketball tools: Ross shoots from between his eyes, but that's manageable. His left hand is not involved with his shot -- a typical problem with a player who shoots from the center of his head. He owns a very smooth release on his jumper and has an effortless release and good timing after separation from the defender.