Terrence Ross to the Pac-10
Words. Jason Jordan
Jefferson High (Portland, Ore.) shooting guard Terrence Ross gave Washington a silent verbal during his visit last weekend, according to a reliable source close to Ross.
There is a press conference scheduled at Jefferson on Friday where Ross and teammate Terrence Jones are expected to announce the college decisions. Jones is deciding between Kentucky, Washington, Kansas, UCLA and Oregon.
“I think (Ross) likes the fact that most of their players are returning, as well as their history for producing professional guards,” Marcine Ross, Terrence’s mother, told The Oregonian last week of UW. “He really has a nice bond with coach Lorenzo Romar. We’ll have to see how it goes, but so far, Terrence feels strong about the University of Washington.”
Ross burst onto the national scene back in late December when he de-committed from Maryland after his stellar play at Montrose Christian Academy (Rockville, Md.) created rumblings that he could do better. In early February, Ross left Montrose and returned to his hometown to attend Jefferson.
Duke, Kansas and Kentucky were just three of the schools that were hot on his trail when he reopened his recruitment. Still, grade issues made some schools ease off of the full-court recruiting press.
Ross told us in January that qualifying wouldn’t be a problem.
“I’ll definitely have to continue to focus,” he said. “But I feel like I should be able to qualify with a little ease.”
Ross joins Southern Idaho (JUCO) center Aziz Ndiaye and Salesian H.S. (Richmond, Ca.) forward Desmond Simmons in the Huskies 2010 class.
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