June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Terrence Ross (Washington) heads to the stage after being introduced as the number eight overall pick to the Toronto Raptors during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Draft 2012: Terrence Ross To the Raptors, Tony Wroten to Grizzlies

Terrence Ross Selected By Toronto Raptors With 8th Pick, Tony Wroten Selected By Memphis Grizzlies With 25th Pick

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2012 NBA Draft: Gonzaga's Robert Sacre Excited For Opportunity With Lakers

Nobody likes to get picked last for anything. Well, unless you are getting picked in an NBA Draft, than being the last selection is just as good as the first. Such is the case for Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, who waited all night with faded breath for his name to be called, and it finally was with the last overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I was thinking best for last. I was selected to go to one of the best teams in NBA history," Sacre said after the announcement via the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter account, @Lakers.

The seven-foot, 260 pounder certainly has the NBA frame, though some concerns with his rebounding abilities remained, possibly a reason he lasted so long in the draft. Still, he averaged 6.3 rebounds and 11.6 points in 26.3 minutes a game, as well as 1.4 blocks per game last year. He also made the first-team All-West Coast Conference in 2011 and was named the league's top defensive player.

"Rob's one of the all-time historical figures in this program. I'll never coach another guy like him, which is a unique personality," Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was quoted as saying in an NBA.com draft profile of Sacre.

Hopefully this Bulldog can find himself a nice, long career in the NBA. The Lakers certainly are a good start.

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2012 NBA Draft: Emotional Reactions To Being Drafted For Terrence Ross And Tony Wroten

Former Washington Huskies Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten were selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, with Ross going to the Toronto Raptors at No. 8 overall and Wroten selected 25th by the Memphis Grizzlies. For both players, it was an emotional night. Comments from both via the Seattle Times:

"It's surreal I couldn't believe it," [Ross] said during an interview Thursday night with the NBA. "I looked at my mom and she started crying. I looked at my sister and she was in shock. I looked at my coaches and they were happy for me. It's a real moment for me."

Wroten had a similar reaction:

"I was just speechless. I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but being a Memphis Grizzly was a dream come true, so I just broke down."

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was at the draft, sitting with Ross and his family. From Romar on, both young men have strong supporters throughout the area who were no doubt thrilled to see them be selected so high in the draft, and who are excited to see their careers in the NBA develop.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Jared Cunningham Selected By Cavaliers, Dealt To Mavericks

Jared Cunningham was one of the more electric scorers in all of college basketball last season, which was why he decided to enter the NBA Draft after his junior season at Oregon State. Cunningham's stock had risen in recent weeks and was taken with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A trade was then made by Cleveland and the Dallas Mavericks, sending Cunningham south to play with Dirk Nowitzki and crew. He appears likely to replace Jason Terry should he elect to leave via free agency.

Cunningham averaged 17.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game last season, making him an All-Conference selection in the Pac-12. He shot 45% from the field and 33.8% from the field. The 6'4 guard averaged nearly 15 points as a sophomore the previous season.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Tony Wroten Selected By Memphis Grizzlies With 25th Pick

Some folks within the industry once believed Washington Huskies guard Tony Wroten was destined for the lottery at the 2012 NBA Draft, but a lack of position and questions about his ability to be a good teammate dropped his stock. Wroten ended up being taken by Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th in the first round round.

Wroten, a 6'6 freshman guard, played both point guard and shooting guard last season. He scored 16.7 points-per-game, brought down five rebounds and dished out 3.6 assists on average for a Washington team that made a deep run in the NIT. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year over some serious competition.

The biggest concern over Wroten's game is his ability to shoot the ball. He made 44.3% of his field goal attempts, although a lot of that came from layups and close-range floaters. Wroten shot 16% from behind the 3-point arc, and many have concerns over his shooing mechanics.

There's no denying that Wroten has some talent, but he'll need to improve his offensive arsenal if he hopes to become anything more than a role player in the NBA.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Terrence Ross Selected By Toronto Raptors With 8th Pick

Terrence Ross had been projected as a first round pick for weeks, and those beliefs were confirmed on Thursday night at the 2012 NBA Draft. With the 8th overall pick, the Toronto Raptors selected Ross.

Ross, a sophomore out of Washington, averaged 15.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists on a UW club that made a deep run in the NIT. He averaged nearly 25 points in postseason play. Known as a lights-out shooter, Ross hit 45.7% of his 3-pointers after making 44.5% of them as a freshman.

At 6'6 and just under 200 pounds, Ross projects to play both the off-guard and small forward spots in the NBA. He'll need to bulk up some to become a reliable defender and withstand the riggers of an 82-game season, but he should be able to achieve this with a strong weight program.

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NBA Draft 2012: Time, TV Schedule, Results, Grades And More

The 2012 NBA Draft is finally upon us, and two Washington Huskies in Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross could end up getting picked. Here's all you need to know about coverage for tomorrow's event.

The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ will host this year's draft, where many of the top prospects will be in attendance. That includes Ross, who might very well get picked in the lottery selection of the first round.

2012 NBA Draft TV Coverage (all times Pacific Time)

ESPN

Draft coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. on ESPN; you can also watch online on the Watch ESPN app if your cable/satellite provider holds the service. Round 1 will begin approximately at 4:30 p.m.

NBA TV

NBATV will not have draft coverage, but it will have plenty of good material leading up to the actual draft. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., NBA TV takes a look at their Draft Preview show, couting down to the beginning of the 2012 NBA Draft. All day prior to of the draft though NBA TV will air replays of their two NBA Draft Specials:

2012 NBA Draft Preview: The Lottery (previews the top 14 prospects along with predictions) - starting at 3:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

2012 NBA Draft Coming Attractions (highlights the top picks in this year's Draft along with predictions) - starting at 4:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

First Round Draft Order:

1. New Orleans Hornets

2. Charlotte Bobcats

3. Washington Wizards

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Portland Trail Blazers

7. Golden State Warriors

8. Toronto Raptors

9. Detroit Pistons

10. New Orleans Hornets

11. Portland Trail Blazers

12. Milwaukee Bucks

13. Phoenix Suns

14. Houston Rockets

15. Philadelphia 76ers

16. Houston Rockets

17. Dallas Mavericks

18. Houston Rockets

19. Orlando Magic

20. Denver Nuggets

21. Boston Celtics

22. Boston Celtics

23. Atlanta Hawks

24. Cleveland Cavaliers

25. Memphis Grizzlies

26. Indiana Pacers

27. Miami Heat

28. Oklahoma City Thunder

29. Chicago Bulls

30. Golden State Warriors

Second Round Draft Order:

1. Charlotte Bobcats

2. Washington Wizards

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Golden State Warriors

6. Sacramento Kings

7. Toronto Raptors

8. Denver Nuggets

9. Detroit Pistons

10. Portland Trail Blazers

11. Portland Trail Blazers

12. Milwaukee Bucks

13. Atlanta Hawks

14. Detroit Pistons

15. Philadelphia 76ers

16. New Orleans Hornets

17. Utah Jazz

18. New York Knicks

19. Orlando Magic

20. Denver Nuggets

21. Boston Celtics

22. Golden State Warriors

23. Los Angeles Clippers

24. Philadelphia 76ers

25. Dallas Mavericks

26. Toronto Raptors

27. Brooklyn Nets

28. Minnesota Timberwolves

29. San Antonio Spurs

30. Los Angeles Lakers

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Bill Simmons Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross Picked By Portland Trail Blazers

The 2012 NBA Draft is here, and Terrence Ross of the Washington Huskies is likely to be picked early on in the first round somewhere considering he was invited to the Green Room.

In one of the final mocks before the draft, Chad Ford and Bill Simmons had a long discussion on Grantland about who they would pick if they were running the teams involved, and Simmons ends up matching Ross with the lone Pacific Northwest franchise. Simmons explains why he matches Ross with the Portland Trail Blazers and how it'd be a slam dunk for Portland fans everywhere.

Let's shift into "speed round" mode because, frankly, I can't wait to make the two Celtics picks any longer. With the 11th pick, I'm grabbing Terrence Ross for Portland and, more important, for the nitpicking lunatics on the Blazers Edge message board. In a league that's moving in the direction of athletic swing guys who can shoot 3s and play multiple positions, it seems logical to spend a lottery pick on an athletic swing guy who can shoot 3s and play multiple positions, right? You know what else? Lillard and Ross guarantee the Blazers an A-plus in Chad Ford's "Draft-Night Report Card That Always Favors Anyone Who Had Two High Picks" column on Friday. Just give them the A-plus now. Why wait 48 hours?


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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To Suns, Tony Wroten Slips To Second Round

The Washington Huskies didn't quite live up to expectations last season on the court, but they did feature numerous NBA prospects every time they took the floor. All experts believe Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross will be selected at the 2012 NBA Draft, but the latest mock draft from Draft Express sees different futures for the two players.

Ross will be taken by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 13 pick in the first round.

The Suns are in a serious transition phase, with many key roster pieces entering free agency, making it difficult to pinpoint just one area of need. Regardless of whether Steve Nash and Aaron Brooks return, their wing rotation could use a serious upgrade, which could make an athletic sharp-shooting prospect like Ross attractive here. Ross refused the Suns' overtures to visit and work out throughout the pre-draft process, but much like with Waiters in Golden State, it doesn't appear that that will prevent Phoenix from picking him here.

Despite being named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Draft Express has Wroten slipping to the second round. Scouts have expressed issues with his lack of position and reported issues as a teammate, which could certainly scare away potential employers.

At the same time, Wroten has as much talent as just about anyone in his draft class and could be a huge steal in the second round should he slip that far. It'll definitely be an interesting story to watch for on Thursday night.

The 2012 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 28.

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2012 NBA Draft: Terrence Ross Gets Green Room Invite

Terrence Ross has been considered a mid-range first round draft pick for quite some time. He has a lot of attributes you'd really like from your small forward. He's an efficient shooter, can really hit from long range, has NBA-type measurables that could make him a valuable defender, and he fits the type of profile of the type of player who can last a long time in the league.

Indeed, it seems NBA teams feel the same way about Ross, at least if this little tidbit of news is any indicator.

Generally the Green Room invite is a good sign of your draft stock. The NBA has generally been reticent to hand out invites to players who might end up lingering, so the buzz on Ross's draft status must be very good. He might very well end up getting picked in the lottery range if he's getting the invite!

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To Minnesota Timberwolves, Tony Wroten To Charlotte Bobcats

Two Washington Huskies will be highly sought after in the 2012 NBA Draft. Where will they end up?

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress released his latest mock for Yahoo, and it has the two Huskies being picked midway through the draft. Ross goes to the Minnesota Timberwolves midway through the first round with the 18th pick and will provide Minnesota with much needed offensive versatility from the wing as a spot up shooter and versatile perimeter defender.

More on Ross here.

After eight straight years of missing the playoffs, and with general manager David Kahn entering the final year of his contract, Minnesota will need to make some moves this summer to improve its roster and finally break its postseason drought. The Timberwolves are especially weak at the wing positions, where they could use some additional scoring to take the heat off Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.

Terrence Ross has excellent size for the wing at 6-foot-7 and a picture-perfect stroke to go with it. His athleticism would make him a favorite for lob passes from the likes of both Love and Rubio, making this a no-brainer selection if he falls this far.

Later in this mock, the Bobcats take Wroten with the first pick in the second round. Since Charlotte is still years away from contending for anything, it makes sense to take a project like Wroten who can hopefully develop into a franchise point guard down the line.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Suns Pick Terrence Ross, Grizzlies Choose Tony Wroten

Washington's Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten are going to be first round picks, with only Wroten having the slight possibility of falling into the second. But as of now, all the pundits agree that they'll be first-rounders.

Where are they going? That's anyone's guess as of now.

ESPN's Chad Ford released his Mock Draft 8.2 on Friday and has Ross headed to the Phoenix Suns with the No. 13 pick and Wroten headed to Memphis with the No. 25 pick. These are the same two spots Ford had both players being selected in his previous mock draft.

The key for Ross is Syracuse's Dion Waiters and Duke's Austin Rivers already being off the board when the Suns pick. If that's the case, Ross could be headed to the desert. If not, he could slip. Wroten is a top-10 talent but he's still young and raw. He could be a reach early or a steal late -- it just depends on which team pulls the trigger on one of the best athletes in the draft.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross To Dallas Mavericks, Tony Wroten To Atlanta Hawks

The Washington Huskies have two of the top-level draft prospects in 2012 in Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten. Both could help either build a contender or help provide the team they're picked by with needed depth until they're ready to handle the spotlight.

Matt Moore of CBS Sports releases his latest mock draft, and both of these Huskies end up in the first round.

Ross ends up with the Dallas Mavericks with the 17th overall pick and could prove to be a valuable complement offensively.

The big questions surround Jason Kidd's age, but Roddy Beaubois is still in Dallas. Jason Terry, on the other hand, is likely gone, and Dominique Jones has big question marks. Ross is athletic, long, and can produce offense. He's a steal here at No. 17.

Wroten ends up with the Atlanta Hawks with the 23rd overall pick and provides the team with a potential leading point guard down the line.

More of a pure point to pair with lightning bug Jeff Teague. The Hawks will need depth at this position and Wroten has some upside if he can locate his shot.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Suns Pick Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten Heads To Grizzlies

ESPN's Chad Ford released his Mock Draft 8.0 on Tuesday and both Washington guards Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten landed in the first round with the Phoenix Suns taking Ross with the no. 13 pick and the Memphis Grizzlies taking Wroten at no. 25.

Here's what Ford had to say about Ross heading to the Suns:

He's big, he's super athletic and he can really shoot the basketball. The Suns desperately need help in their backcourt, and Ross could be a very solid addition.

On Wroten:

The Grizzlies don't have a ton of talent behind Mike Conley, and Wroten is definitely worth the risk at this point in the draft. He is the most spectacular passer in the draft and has great size and athleticism. He just needs to fix that broken shot of his.

The difference in jump shooting ability always seems to be what separates Ross from Wroten. If Wroten ever figured it out, he could turn into a star. But Ross is more polished at this moment and could step into the right situation and contribute right away. But both players seem to be securely in the first round.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To Timberwolves, Tony Wroten To Bobcats

The Washington Huskies have a good chance to have two draft picks in the 2012 NBA draft, and there's a decent possibility of those two players ending up in the first round overall. Both Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten figure to be bartered around in the upcoming months.

DraftExpress updated their latest mock, and it has Ross being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves midway through the first round. Ross would give Minnesota a lot of perimeter ability and someone who could provide a boost in terms of three-point shooting and ultimate versatility on the floor

Wroten ends up dropping to the first pick in the second round toward a Charlotte Bobcats team that could desperately use any influx of talent. Wroten would seem to be another talented guard that over time might develop into a solid guard, although it's hard to say how far he has to go at this point.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Washington's Terrence Ross Projects To Dallas Mavericks; Tony Wroten Jr. To Atlanta Hawks

The Washington Huskies have a pair of players that are projecting in the middle part of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, as the latest mock draft courtesy of Sheridan Hoops has both Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten Jr. being selected in the top-25 picks of the draft.

Ross is projected by Sheridan Hoops to go to the Dallas Mavericks with the No. 17 pick in the draft. The writers note that Ross is one of the best shooters and athletes in the draft and should provide a shot of youth and energy to an aging roster.

As for Wroten Jr., he is being projected to going at No. 23 to the Atlanta Hawks. Scouts have noticed the versatility that Wroten Jr. brings, and he could fulfill multiple roles on a Hawks team that has numerous needs.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross Taken By T-Wolves, Tony Wroten Headed To Golden State

There are two Washington Huskies hoping to be selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. While neither Terrence Ross nor Tony Wroten look like lottery picks, it does seem that Ross is a lock for the first 30 picks, and that Wroten will really have to struggle in his workouts to drop into the second round.

The latest mock draft from Yahoo! Sports and Draft Express has Ross falling to No. 18 and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After eight straight years of missing the playoffs, and with general manager David Kahn entering the final year of his contract, Minnesota will need to make some moves this summer to improve its roster and finally break its postseason drought. The Timberwolves are especially weak at the wing positions, where they could use some additional scoring to take the heat off Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.

Terrence Ross has excellent size for the wing at 6-foot-7 and a picture-perfect stroke to go along with it. His athleticism would make him a favorite for lob passes from the likes of both Love and Rubio, making this a no-brainer selection if he happens to fall this far.

Tony Wroten is headed to the Golden State Warriors with the 30th pick, according to the mock.

With four draft picks at their disposal, the Warriors can afford to swing for the fences this late in the first round. Washington freshman Tony Wroten has the size, ball-handling skills and instincts to develop into a real asset down the road. Having a former point guard in head coach Mark Jackson to mentor him could speed up his development. Given Wroten's excellent size, the Warriors could find a way to play him and Stephen Curry together at times.

The 2012 NBA Draft is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 28.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross Selected By Boston Celtics

Terrence Ross had a fine career with the Washington Huskies and is now looking to take his basketball career to the next level in the NBA. He already possess the lethal jumper that should make him a scorer as a professional, and his athleticism leaves a pretty high ceiling for him to develop in the coming years. Most feel that he is a lock for the first round, but he has some work to do if he hopes to make the NBA Lottery.

This latest mock draft from CBS Sports has Ross going No. 21 to the Boston Celtics, who will likely have a big need for shooting next season.

Terrence Ross, SG, Washington: This would be the ideal replacement for Ray Allen. He doesn't shoot it quite as well, but he's got length, athleticism and can stroke it from deep.

Ross has a lot of learning to do on the defensive end of the court if he hopes to become a starter one day, but he already improved his game drastically at UW and is a good teammate by all accounts. He would be learning from two veteran stars in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (and maybe even Ray Allen for a year or two), which would be great for his development.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To 76ers, Tony Wroten Taken By Hawks

The Washington Huskies had a bit of a disappointing season in 2012 despite having plenty of NBA talent on their roster. Two of their better players, Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross, elected to enter their names for the 2012 Draft and are now in the process of working out for potential teams. Most around the league these two will be first round picks, although they have plenty of room to move up draft boards in the coming weeks.

Chad Ford of ESPN recently released a mock draft and has both of UW's stars going in the middle of the first round.

Terrence Ross was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Analysis: The Sixers might have a tough choice here between Ross and Moultrie. The team needs size, but they also need shooting. Ross has very good size for his position and would give the Sixers a starting caliber sniper, which they've long lacked.

Tony Wroten will head to Atlanta to play with the Hawks, according to Ford.

The Hawks have been cursed at the point guard position ever since they decided to pass on Chris Paul to draft Marvin Williams. Wroten is no Paul, but he may have the most raw talent of any point guard in the draft. He's big, he's athletic and he can get to the basket. If his shot wasn't broken, and if he had a better rep as a teammate, he'd be a top-10 pick.

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NBA Draft 2012: Washington's Terrence Ross To Work Out For Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets have the no. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and everyone on earth knows that they will use it on Kentucky freshman center and college player of the year, Anthony Davis. But after that, the Hornets also have the no. 10 overall pick in a loaded draft, so their work isn't done.

That's where Washington's Terrence Ross might come into play.

Though taking Ross that high would seem like a longshot at this point in the process when Ross seems to go between no. 15 and no. 22 in most mock drafts, he will be a part of a workout with the Hornets held on Monday.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jim Eichenhofer, the Hornets will host North Carolina's John Henson and Tyler Zeller, Illinois' Meyers Leonard, Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Mississippi State's Arnett Moultrie in one session, then Duke's Austin Rivers, UConn's Jeremy Lamb, Maryland's Terrell Stoglin and Ross in another.

Ross would need to dominate his session and hope for underwhelming performances by the big men in the other session to get his name as a real possibility at the no. 10 spot.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To The New Orleans Hornets

Is Terrence Ross a top ten NBA draft pick? NBADraft.net's latest 2012 mock draft has the New Orleans Hornets drafting the former Washington Huskies shooting guard at No. 10 overall in the first round. This selection at No. 10 is higher than several other mock drafts who have Ross typically slotted in the mid-stages of the first round.

At the shooting guard position, Ross will have to prove himself among a strong crop of draft prospects: Syracuse's Dion Waiters, Bradley Beal out of Florida, Duke's Austin Rivers and UConn's Jeremy Lamb. This mock draft has Beal and Lamb being picked at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively while Rivers and Waiters are projected to be picked after Ross at No. 14 and No. 18 respectively.

Ross' offensive skill set is NBA ready. The two-guard is a lights-out shooter with a deadly crossover, at 6'6" he will be able to come off the bench and match up defensively with the majority of opposing shooting guards.

Here is a snippet of Ross' scouting report from NBADraft.net:

Solid ball-handler ...Very good court vision, finding teammates off P&R, or fast break ... Runs the lane well in transition with ability to spot up on the wing or finish a lob

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross To Houston Rockets, Tony Wroten To Memphis Grizzlies

The Washington Huskies currently have two potential NBA first round draft prospects: swingman Terrence Ross and combo guard Tony Wroten. Ross and Wroten both declared early with the belief they'd both be picked early.

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express released his latest mock and put it up on Yahoo Sports.

Ross gets picked 16th by the Houston Rockets to try and provide Houston with more offensive versatility and become an immediate solid rotation player. .

This pick is widely assumed to be in play, as the Rockets don't have any real need for more rookies on their roster, as they already have solid depth at most every position. Ross is talented enough to be drafted much earlier than this, as his combination of prototypical size, athleticism and perimeter shooting makes him easy to plug in on most teams' rotations.

Wroten gets picked 25th by the Memphis Grizzlies to give them a solid guard rotation, since there is a possibility Memphis could lose O.J. Mayo to free agency.

With luxury tax problems looming for the Grizzlies, their backcourt has plenty of question marks entering next season. The team struggled to find a consistent backup for point guard Mike Conley, while former top-five pick O.J. Mayo is entering free agency and likely expecting a big raise. Tony Wroten isn't ready to step into a playoff rotation right now, but has a great deal of talent which can hopefully be harnessed down the road.



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2012 NBA Draft: Terrence Ross Interviewed By HoopsWorld

Steve Kyler of Hoopsworld.com conducted a video interview with former Washington Huskies guard Terrence Ross at Impact Basketball in Los Angeles on Thursday. Ross told Hoopsworld that his main strength is his ability "to get to the basket and create [his] own shot." Ross also mentioned improvement in his ball handling skills, a concern by some NBA scouts and evaluators.

This past season, Husky fans became accustomed to Ross pulling up and firing away shots from behind the three-point line and in the mid-range, but rarely saw Ross drive to the basket — though he claims he has the ability to do so. Surely Ross could have been more aggressive and attacked the basket more often, but that seemed to be Wroten's role while he was playing.

See Ross' silky smooth jump shot and his interview with Hoopsworld in the video below:

Terrence Ross - 2012 NBA Draft Prospect - Impact Basketball (via hoopsworld)

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Washington's Ross, Wroten, Oregon State's Cunningham Invited To NBA Draft Combine

The NBA released the official list of draft entries who will be attending the 2012 NBA Draft combine on June 7-8 in Chicago and not surprisingly, there is representation from the University of Washington Huskies as well as the Oregon State Beavers.

Washington's Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham will all be in attendance among a host of hopefuls looking to improve their draft stock heading into one of the more anticipated drafts in recent years.

CBS Sportsline's Jeff Goodman has Ross going no. 18 to Minnesota and Wroten going no. 20 to Washington in his mock draft. Cunningham is fighting for a spot in the second round. Ross is no. 16, Wroten is no. 21 and Cunningham is no. 36 on Chad Ford of ESPN's Top 100 Prospects list.

Point guard is one of the weaker positions in the draft so Wroten has a chance to stand out. Ross is in a logjam at one of the best positions in the draft at shooting guard. He's considered the best shooter among them so he'll have to prove that he is that and more to move up. Cunningham is undersized at the two-guard spot and has a lot to prove if he wants to sneak into the back portion of the first round.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To Timberwolves, Tony Wroten To Celtics

There are two Washington Huskies that could be picked in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Terrence Ross is one of the best available swing men in the draft, and Tony Wroten is a talented combo guard with loads of potential. Both of them figure to go mid-way or toward the end of the first round.

In DraftExpress's latest mock draft, Ross ends up getting picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves to help try and stretch the floor for a team that has a lot of promising big men and solid guard play. Wroten gets taken by the Boston Celtics to try and provide more backcourt depth for a team that could use it going forward.

Talk to Timberwolves fans about the thought of drafting Ross over at Canis Hoopus. Talk to Celtics fans about the prospect of picking Wroten at Celtics Blog.

Check out the SB Nation YouTube NBA channel below for more coverage of the draft.

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2012 NBA Draft: Washington's Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten Top Five At Their Positions

We're slowly approaching all out NBA Draft time. But with the playoffs in full swing, it'll still be awhile before the draft takes up all of our NBA energy.

But for now, we can still look ahead to where players are filing in among scouts and GMs, including ESPN's Chad Ford's top 10 players by position, which includes Washington's Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross.

Right now, Wroten is the third-ranked point guard in the draft behind Weber State's Damian Lillard and North Carolina's Kendall Marshall. Ross is the fifth-ranked shooting guard behind Florida's Bradley Beal, UConn's Jeremy Lamb, Duke's Austin Rivers and Syracuse's Dion Waiters.

Ford thinks that shooting guard is the second-strongest position in the draft, and after Beal, there is a logjam of who should come off the board next. One thing going for Ross is that Ford considers him to be the best shooter among Rivers, Lamb and Waiters.

Wroten is third in a very weak point guard class this year and could end up the best point guard of the bunch.

For more on Wroten and Ross, visit the UW Dawg Pound.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Terrence Ross To Suns, Tony Wroten To Grizzlies

The Washington Huskies have two players that could be picked in the 2012 NBA Draft: Wing player Terrence Ross and solid freshman guard Tony Wroten.

DraftExpress releases his latest mock. With the 17th pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns take Ross. Ross is that sort of perimeter threat the Suns really would like to put around Steve Nash in his final years in the league.

With the 20th pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies take Wroten. The Grizzlies could use more playmaking depth in the backcourt, and Wroten provides some quality backcourt depth.

To discuss the possibility of Wroten joining the Suns, head on over to Bright Side of the Sun. To learn more about Wroten and the Grizzlies, go to Straight Outta Vancouver. To talk about Ross and Wroten and their worth with Washington Huskies fans, hit up UW Dawg Pound.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Ross To Nuggets, Tony Wroten To Celtics

The Washington Huskies have two potential draft picks for the first round in the NBA Draft. One mock has Terrence Ross going to the Denver Nuggets and Tony Wroten to the Boston Celtics.

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