The NBAs Allstar break is now upon us, and one member of the Toronto Raptors will be involved.   Rookie forward Terrence Ross will participate in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on All-Star Saturday Night.  Ross is the fifth Raptor to have been invited to participate in the event, joining Vince Carter (2000), Tracy McGrady (2000), Jamario Moon (2008) and current Raptor DeMar DeRozan (2010 and 2011).


The Raptors franchise took a dramatic turn after the display Vince Carter put on at the 2000 contest.  It was the beginning of what has been  the teams best few years to date.  That may be a tall order for Ross to attempt to duplicate but not an impossible one.


Since the Raptors recent addition of Rudy Gay they have gone 5-2, and going into the break are on a four game winning streak.  Toronto appears to have started to turn the corner to respectability much like they had fourteen years ago, and with another of the teams youngsters headed to show off his dunking prowess, the similarities are striking.


Ross was a highly criticised pick in last years draft but has made huge strides towards being an NBA regular and above average player with the potential to be a star in the league for many years to come.


Leading into the contest Ross has flooded social media with his #rossshalldunk campaign aswell as a closed media demonstration of some of the tricks he has planned for the competition.  He will also be using the break to help Dunk Cancer, a charity to help raise awareness and funds for children with the disease.


Terrence Ross is likely to surprise casual observers of the Raptors over the weekend as we are pretty confident in predicting he is about to take over highlight reels both here at home and south of the border much the way Vince Cater did in 2000. With young stars like Ross appearing ready to take the next step its an almost certainty the Raptors will matter in Toronto again very,very soon. #rossshalldunk








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