TORONTO – Terrence Ross is staying with the Toronto Raptors.
Ross agreed to a multi-year contract with the Raptors late Monday that would keep him in Toronto.
“Happy to say I will be in #Toronto 4 more years! I want to thank God, my family, management, and the @Raptors!” said Ross from his verified 广州蒲友 account, adding a WeTheNorth hashtag.
Happy to say I will be in #Toronto 4 more years! I want to thank God, my family, management, and the @Raptors! #WeTheNorth
— Terrence Ross (@T_DotFlight31) November 3, 2015
The 24-year-old Ross had until midnight on Monday to sign a deal. If he did not, he would have become a restricted free agent on July 1.
Ross, who plays as a shooting guard and a small forward, is averaging 12.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and an assist per game this season.
All those numbers are improvements over his career averages of 9,2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.
“Terrence has shown growth with each season,” said Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri. “We are excited that he will be part of what we are building in Toronto. He is a great teammate and has worked hard to become one of our best shooters.”
The #Raptors have announced the signing of Terrence Ross to a multi-year contract extension. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter广州桑拿网/3sOPLlsOhX
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 3, 2015
Ross tied the franchise record with a 51-point outing January 25, 2014 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Air Canada Centre. He also set career highs for field goals made (16), three-pointers made (10), free throws made (9) and minutes played (44) in that game.
The Portland, Oregon native was selected eighth overall by Toronto in the 2012 NBA Draft and averaged 6.4 points and 2.0 rebounds, making 65 three-pointers, in 73 games his rookie season. He followed that with career highs of 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 81 games. He also posted career bests in three-point field goal percentage (.395) and three-point field goals made (161) in 2013-14.
Last season, Ross appeared in all 82 games averaging 9.8 points and 2.8 rebounds with 145 three-pointers as the Raptors won a franchise-best 49 games. In 11 career playoff appearances, he has averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 24.1 minutes.