Rory Ross, SO - 6-3 - 215 lbs, Peoria High School
Combine raw athletic ability with size, quickness, tremendous work ethic and you get BIG TIME upside. Ross impressed us with his no-nonsense approach. Big bodied athlete who has above average skill. Smooth inside the paint, can shoot it from 15ft. Attacks the glass with confidence. Uses size to battle taller players, and has the smarts to score inside. We see him as a 4 now, but with hard work in the weight room moving out to the 3. Can play facing the basket. A big plus with his strength and size.
Needs experience playing basketball. A two sport athlete, Ross needs the added weight to excel on the football field, but a slimed down version to really see his potential on the hardwood. Obviously we would like to see the latter. Good hands with a knack for getting the ball, Ross could develop into an Arizona top 10 Forward in the next 2 years with a commitment to basketball.
Another quality class of 2007 prospect that we will be watching this year!