Terrence Ross Draft-Day Suit: Washington Star's Bow Tie Fits with Odd Pick
The Toronto Raptors shocked the world by selecting the Washington star with the No. 8 overall pick, and then he showed up on stage wearing a bow tie.
For those Raptors fans who thought Ross was a reach at No. 8 overall, it was almost as if the 21-year-old shooting guard was taunting them with his bow tie on Thursday. Ross will taunt them for years to come if he doesn't live up to the hype, too.
Ross was a mid-first-round pick according to most draft experts. It's not that he's a huge reach, but the pick will be considered a reach nonetheless.
The Raptors will groom Ross to be their next shooting guard of the future. Given his scoring potential and ability to be disruptive on defense with his length, he could develop into a good starter. He averaged 16.4 points on 45 percent shooting in his sophomore season at Washington.
Did the Raptors make the right pick with Terrence Ross?
But in a deep draft class, there were several other prospects I would have considered over Ross at No. 8 overall. In particular, I would have chosen Connecticut shooting guard Jeremy Lamb over Ross. The silky-smooth shooter could have an impressive career in the NBA and was considered a better prospect than Ross, according to many draft experts.
After the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick, the Raptors grabbing Ross may have been the second-biggest surprise in the top 10. There are always a few picks (and suits) every year that have people scratching their heads.
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