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Terrence Ross Picks the Huskies (UPDATED); Duke Adds 2011 Big Man Tyler Adams
Terrence Ross, the No. 10 shooting guard in the Class of 2010, is off the board.
The 6-foot-5 Ross has decided to commit to Washington, the school he takes an official to Monday.
“I am going to Washington because of the great relationship I have with the team and coaches. I thought it would be the best choice for me and I would fit in with the team,” Ross told ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline via Facebook.
Ross, The Oregonian Class 5A Player of the Year in 2008, chose Washington over Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Oklahoma.
“I felt like it was time to put a end to the recruiting process,” he said.
“I think he 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 several days ago. “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 is a teammate of 6-8 Portland Jefferson forward Terrence Jones, who visited Kansas on Sunday. Jones also lists Washington, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon and UCLA.
Could the two end up together with the Huskies?
“I mean I talk to him about it and try to tell him we would be nice together but the decision is up to him,” Ross said.
DUKE ADDS 2011 TYLER ADAMSAccording to Scout.com, Duke got a commitment Sunday night from Tyler Adams, a 6-8, 250-pound junior center from Brandon (Miss.) High.
Adams is ranked No. 10 among centers and No. 81 overall in the Class of 2011 by Rivals. He reportedly chose the Blue Devils over Clemson, Alabama, Memphis and Mississippi State.
He joins wing Michael Gbinije in the Blue Devils’ 2011 class.
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.
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