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Spend time around those scouts, as I did at MSG, and you'll quickly learn what they like about him. "He's a special athlete," said one. "Everything comes so easy for him," another opined. "He's just scratching the surface of how good he can be," a third gushed.
Ross appears to be maturing into the go-to guy. The only UW player to score in double figures in every game, he banked in a go-ahead jumper with 19 seconds left against Marquette that would have made him the game's hero if not for a last-second three-pointer from the Golden Eagles.
Ross, a soft-spoken sophomore projected as a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft, commands the respect of teammates.
"He hates to lose," [co-captain Darnell] Gant said. His teammates will follow Ross because "he's playing hard and he's not just talking about it. We want to get everybody like that," Gant said.