Wednesday, December 7, 2011

POSTERIZED: Terrence Ross lives up to the hype

Terrence Ross' name appeared on nearly every preseason preview for "breakout stars". The Washington sophomore was a highly-touted recruit with great athleticism and scoring ability. With the departure of Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Ross' was thought to be the team's new superstar.

Although the Huskies have struggled early on, dropping games to St. Louis and Nevada, Ross is certainly showing why many members of the media pegged him as a "breakout star".

Through seven games he is averaging a team-high 16.6ppg and chips in with 7rpg as well.

If you need any more evidence of Ross' potential, just check out the 180 alley-oop slam he threw down at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night against Marquette.

Not every POSTERIZED dunk is going to feature a defender getting mean-mugged. Some dunks are great because of the sheer athleticism used to finish the play, and Ross' dunk was just that.

But was it as good as these?

Deville Smith, Mississippi State vs. West Virginia, 12/3
Terrence Jones, Kentucky vs. North Carolina, 12/3
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Georgetown, 12/1
Anthony Marshall, UNLV vs. UNC, 11/26
Michael Kidd-Glichrist, Kentucky vs. Portland, 11/26/11 (DotY Candidate)
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/25
Rodney Williams, Minnesota vs. DePaul, 11/24
Thomas Robinson, Kansas vs. Duke, 11/23
Stan Okoye, VMI vs. Ohio State, 11/23
Kyisean Reed, Utah State vs. Southern Utah, 11/19
Ra'Shad James, Iona vs. Western Michigan, 11/18
Alandise Harris, Houston vs. Arkansas, 11/18
Sam Thompson, Ohio State vs. Jackson State, 11/18
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Wichita State, 11/18
Eric Griffin, Campbell vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/18 (DotY Candidate)
Olek Czyz, Nevada vs. Pacific, 11/17
Chris Watson, Pikeville vs. Mountain State, 11/16
Ray Willis, North Carolina Central vs. Wagner, 11/16
Mike James, Lamar vs. Ohio, 11/15 (DotY Candidate)
Quincy Acy, Baylor vs. San Diego State, 11/15
Deniz Kilicli, West Virginia vs. Kent State, 11/15
Chris Evans, Kent State vs. West Virginia, 11/15
Tony Mitchell, Alabama vs. Oakland, 11/14
Isaiah Brown, East Tennessee State vs. Virginia Tech, 11/12
Michael Lyons, Air Force vs. Army, 11/11
Dezmine Wells, Xavier vs. Morgan State, 11/11
Jeremy Lamb, UConn vs. Columbia, 11/11 (DotY Candidate)
Andre Drummond, UConn vs. CW Post, 11/4
Moe Harkless, St. John's vs. CW Post, 10/26

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You missed Vander Blue's dunk from that very same game!