The Life of a Freshman

Yesterday, Terrance Ross was a surprise 5th starter for the Huskies.  It was an interesting, and turned out to be very smart, move by Romar.  He said it had to do with match-ups and I have no reason not to believe him.  Ross also injected some life into an offense that had lost it’s bite.

Ross has had an interesting finish to his season.  After last week, I thought he would transfer after the season but after last nights start, I have no idea.  Here are his stat lines over the last 9 games before last night:

@ Oregon – 26 min, 12 pts, 2 reb. (4-10 from the field)
vs. Cal – 21 min, 11 pts, 4 reb, 6 assists (5-8 from the field)
vs. Stanford – 22 min, 4 pts, 6 reb, 3 assists (2-6 from the field)
@ ASU – 24 min, 2 pts, 1 reb, 2 assists (o-5 from the field)
@ Arizona – 15 min, 5 pts, 1 reb, 2 assists (1-4 from the field)
@ Seattle – 16 min, 13 pts, 3 reb, 2 assists (3-5 from the field)
vs. WSU – 13 min, 0 pts, 3 reb, 0 assists (0-5 from the field)
vs. UCLA – 4 min, 0 pts, 0 reb, o assists (0-1 from the field)
vs. USC – Did not play, but was available.

And here’s last night’s line:

vs. WSU – 29 min, 17 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist (6-11 from the field)

As you can see, Terrance Ross had made 1 shot from the field in his last 5 Pac-10 games before last night.  Then, he made 6.  Seeing inconsistency from a freshman is nothing new, and C.J. Wilcox would have similar inconsistency.  Looking over these numbers shows you how successful Ross can be.  Lets hope we get the good Ross through the rest of the season.

Andrew

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