Toronto Raptors: 30 greatest players of all-time

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24. Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross was drafted with the eight overall pick out of Washington in 2012 and spent the majority of his first season on the bench.

Drafted to finally put an end to the Raptors woes at small forward, Ross started 132 of his 363 games as a Toronto Raptor, so maybe he didn’t really put an end to a turgid time trying to fill the position.

He did, however, score 51 points in a game. Ross scored, what was then, a franchise record 51 points in a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. He still owns the record for most points in a regulation game. He was, and still is, the only player to ever score 50 points in a game while averaging under 10 points a game.

I think that’s a record that really sums up Ross, capable of going off on any given night, but rarely doing it. He hit 10 3-pointers that night, a career-high.

His five seasons with the Raptors were spent dunking, shooting threes and generally just disappointing everyone on a regular basis. Ross was, and is, a good player. A very good player in his day, he just never consistently put it together for the Raptors.

Ross ranks thirteenth all-time for points as a Raptor, as well as ranking third all-time in 3-pointers made with 598, behind only Mo Peterson and Kyle Lowry.

The stats back-up T-Ross’ impact on the Raptors and no one will forget that 51-point game in a hurry, I just wish we really saw Ross put it all together for the Raptors.