Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies, where he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection before being drafted eighth overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. As a rookie, he was crowned champion of the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest. In January 2014, he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game while averaging fewer than 10 points per game at the time. In February 2017, he was traded to the Magic.
Appeared in 69 games with Orlando, averaging 14.7 ppg., 3.2 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.12 stlpg. in 27.4 minpg., while shooting .853 (157-184) from the free throw line. Ranked tenth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.12, 76/68) and tied for 30th in FT percentage. Led (or tied) the team in scoring 11 times. Scored in double figures 51 times, 20+ points 18 times and 30+ points twice, including a season-high 35 points on Mar. 4 @ Miami. Had at least one steal 50 times and two-or-more steals 19 times, including a career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 13 @ Sacramento and Feb. 12 vs. Detroit. Had at least one blocked shot 19 times and two-or-more blocks four times…Played in his 500th career NBA regular season game on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana. Recorded his 2,000th career NBA field goal made on Dec. 3 @ Washington. Had his 1,000th career NBA three-point field goal made on Feb. 5 @ Boston.Scored his 6,000th career NBA point on Mar. 2 vs. Portland.Also played in five playoff outings, averaging 16.4 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 27.0 minpg.
Full name is Terrence James Elijah Ross. He wore 31 for his first seven NBA seasons, changed his uniform number to 8 prior to the 2019-20 season, then changed it back to 31 on Jan. 29, 2020 following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. Played at Jefferson High School in Portland as a freshman and a sophomore. Named the 2008 Oregon 5A Player of the Year as a sophomore, leading Jefferson to a state championship. Spent his junior season at Montrose Christian in Rockville, Maryland and was named First Team All-Metro in 2009. Returned to Jefferson for his senior year, but did not play basketball due to his mid-year transfer.
Was a high school teammate of current NBA player Terrence Jones. Sponsored and took 50 underserved youth shopping during the holidays in 2018. Hosted 50 youth from New Image Youth Center to a private movie screening in the summer of 2019, meeting the kids and treating them to popcorn, drinks and a Magic goody bag.