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Saturday / February 24.
  • Terrence Ross Has Top 5

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    Alex Kline has a lengthy piece on Terrence Ross up over at Here are some of the highlights.

    After de-committing from Maryland, the 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard from Portland (Ore.) Jefferson now has a top five of Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington, and Oklahoma.

    “In Kansas, I like the history,” Ross told Kline. “With Kentucky, I like the run-and-gun type of game they play. Oregon is close to home and is a guard school and Washington is, as well. I like the roster over at Oklahoma.”

    He said he plans to major in Criminology in college and hopes to “take a couple more visits.”

    “I’m going to make a decision come April. As of now, I’m not sure of an exact date or place,” he said.

    Ross is close friends with 6-8 forward Terrence Jones, the No. 3 power forward in the nation at Jefferson.

    Jones lists Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Oklahoma and he and Ross  could end up playing together in college.

    “That is something that we have been talking about. We definitely want to go into school together if it’s in both of our best interest. If it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work,” Ross said.

    He added: “I would like to play with him. We grew up together so it would be easy for us to play at the next level together.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • What a Joke… All these schools are Nike schools… Then add in the fact that Maryland has the top criminology department in the country. How about some stories about AAU and shoe deals Zag. Then we will respect you. Right now you just peddle information doled out to you by the shoe sharks.
      Lets get some old school, nose to the grinder reporting.

      • Didn’t know Kansas was a Nike school….I could see Ross end up going to OU with their meltdown this week. Or he will stay at home at Oregon depending on who they hire. If Bledsoe leaves then Kentucky will be his home still alot of options for him.

        • KU hasn’t been with Nike for 3 years. They have a deal with Adidas. In any case, I think Kent’s firing has put Oregon out of the running for just about any high-major recruit, especially two blue-chippers like the Terrences.

          I’m guessing Romar gets both of them, but if Calipari turns up the heat on Ross and Jones, they might both play for Kentucky. Right now, Cal’s more concerned with Brandon Knight and CJ Leslie, and he already has a top-30 ’10 swingman recruit with Stacey Poole, not to mention a slew of SG/SF types already in the fold, like Dodson, Hood, Liggins and Miller.