The Sickest Athletes of the 2012 NBA Draft
Our eight favorite NBA draft picks, and the highlight videos that prove why they deserve multi-million-dollar contracts.
Terrence Ross (Toronto Raptors) 8th pick overall
Weight: 197 lbs.
Another pick that took some draft experts off-guard, Ross is a project as a complete NBA player. The selling point for Toronto was probably the high upside Ross possesses, as one of the most athletically gifted players in the draft. Ross is a guy who can go up and get it; he constantly plays above the rim and is quick to the basket on lob plays. He will surely be a highlight reel candidate during his rookie season, and thanks to his three-point stroke, has been compared to other athletic shooters like Nick Young and J.R. Smith.
Ross has the makings of a specialist right now, due to his ability to run the floor on breaks, and either spot up for a three or finish on a lob to the basket. He joins a team that has another athletic wing in DeMar DeRozan, but has the chance to supplant him as a starter due to his edge as a shooter. While Ross excels in certain areas, he is not yet an option as a go-to player, due to his inability to create shots and use his speed as a ball handler.