Position: Shooting Guard
Draft Position: First Round, Pick 8
Terrence Ross has exceptional size, a sweet stroke from everywhere on the floor and outstanding potential on defense. Consider him to be the only shooting guard in this class that is the complete package.
However, can Ross be elite in any of the categories? Until we uncover that answer, we must address what we already know.
Ross is 6'7" with explosive athleticism. He is sound on defense already and is more than capable of exploiting the passing lanes, locking down a shooter and taking a motion scorer out of rhythm due to his ability to move around opposing screens.
On offense, he is as dominant a shooter as any in this draft class. He has deep three-point range that was on full display at Washington as he shot 37.1 percent from distance despite lacking a true point guard to facilitate his scoring.
When not taking jump shots, Ross can get to the basket off of the dribble and finish in traffic with both crafty layups and overwhelming dunks.
As a member of the Toronto Raptors, there is a great chance that Ross starts at shooting guard. Landry Fields may have received a hefty pay check, but he has proved to be nothing more than a quality reserve and potential sixth man.
DeMar DeRozan, meanwhile, is much more fit for small forward.
The Raptors were in dire need of a sharpshooter entering this offseason. They've found that player with Terrence Ross, and his abilities should be on full display.
With top-of-his-class scoring numbers, expect Ross to be a quiet contender for Rookie of the Year.
Ogden's Odds: 10/1