Terrence Ross Bio: NBA & Net Worth

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The stellar shooter, Terrence Ross, is an American professional basketball player for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is expected to earn $11,500,000 in the 2022-23 season with Orlando Magic.

The maestro player for Orlando Magic had a whale of a time when he became a 2013 Slam Dunk Contest champion.

Ross was named First-Team All-Pac-12 in 2012. Moreover, he became the first player to log a 50-point in a game while averaging 10 points per game in 2014.

Terrence Ross, The Shooting Guard For Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross, The Shooting Guard For Orlando Magic (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The confident shooter is known for his natural shooting abilities, ball-handling dexterities, and he is never scared to dunk over the top of the players.

In this article, we will talk about career highlights, personal information and other intriguing details of Terrence Ross. 

First, let’s go through some quick facts.

Terrence Ross | Quick Facts

Full Name Terrence James Elijah Ross
Birth Date February 5, 1991
Birth Place Portland, Oregon
Nick Name The Human Torch
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education High School

  • Jefferson, Portland Oregon
  • Montrose Christian, Rockville, Maryland


  • Washington
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Terry Ross
Mother’s Name Marcine Ross
Siblings Two (Drew Parker & Taelor)
Age 33  years old
Height 6’7″/2.01 m/201 cm
Weight 93 Kg/ 206 lbs. 
Jersey no. 31
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession NBA player 
Draft Year 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
League NBA
Active Years 2012 – present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Matijana Ross
Kids Two (Tristan & Zoey)
Net Worth $25 Million
Position Shooting Guard / Small Forward
Current Team Orlando Magic
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Basketball Card
Last Update June, 2024

Terrence Ross | Early Life & Family

Terrence James Elijah Ross, popularly known as Terrence Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, on February 5, 1991. He is one of the three children of Terry Ross and Marcine Parker.

His father, Terry, had played men’s basketball in Continental Basketball Association and yanked the slam-dunk designation with the Tri-City in 1995. His mother, Marcine Ross, also played basketball in her early days.

Ross with his mother (Source: news.yahoo.com)
Ross With His Mother (Source: Twitter)

Born and brought up in an athletic lineage, it is understandable that Ross inherited his athletic interest in sports from his parents.

He played basketball from any early age and is now known as one of the most prominent basketball players. 

Ross was equally proficient in his studies. He scored a 3.7 GPA in his college. 

A sudden catastrophe came to Ross’s life when his parents divorced, and he started living thoroughly with his mother. 

Terrence Ross | Basketball Career

High School Career

Ross enrolled at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, during his first and second years.

In the meantime, he helped lead Jefferson to the first three consecutive state championships, which won the Oregon 5A Player of the Year.

During his junior year in 2008-2009, he went to Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland. Then, he averaged 13.5 points per game and stood as the first-team All-Metro.

He was regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com; he was enumerated as the No.5 small forward and No. 30 player in 2010.

Moreover, he committed to playing basketball for the University of Washington. 

College Career

Ross attended Washington University after finishing high school. He recorded 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in about 34 games during his freshman season with the Huskies.

He logged 15.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament and was named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team.

Furthermore, Ross was named first-team All-Pac-12 honors during his sophomore season. He helped Washington enter the 2012 National Invitation Tournament semi-finals with the most acceptable score of 25 points and added 5.5 rebounds per game.

Professional Career

Toronto Raptors

Terrence Ross was selected as the eighth overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2012 NBA draft. He signed his rookie contract with the Toronto Raptors in July 2012.

Ross overthrew Jeremy Evans in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in February 2013.

Ross with Toronto Raptors (Source: hoopshabit.com)
Ross With Toronto Raptors (Source: hoopshabit.com)

He logged a career-high and franchise-tying 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2014. Ross became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points, averaging about 10 points per game. 

Similarly, he recorded a new season-high, 27 points over the Detroit Pistons in February 2016. He recorded his first double-double with 24 points and added ten rebounds against the Brooklyn Nets.

Also, he recorded a career playoff-high with 19 points in the conference semi-final against the Miami Heat.

In December 2016, Ross logged a new season-high 25 points in a 122-100 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Orlando Magic

Terrence Ross was traded to Orlando Magic in February 2017.

Ross recorded game-high 24 points in a victory against the Atlanta Hawks. Similarly, in November 2017, he scored a season-high 22 points against Minnesota Timberwolves.

Then, in February 2019, he logged 32 points and set six 3-pointers in a victory over the Timberwolves. Ross became the first player to score 200 three points during the 2018-19 regular season.

Ross Making That Dunk
Ross Making That Dunk (Source: Instagram)

He ended his 2020-21 season averaging 15.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The following season, 2021-22, Ross played 63 games for Orlando Magic and recorded an average of 10 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.2 blocks.

As of this June, 2024, in the 2022-23 season, he has made 36 appearances averaging 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.2 blocks.

Awards & Achievements

  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2013)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)

Terrence Ross | Age, Height & Weight 

The athletic star was born on February 5, 1999. According to his birth date, he’s 33 years old.

He has an average height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters), and his body weight is about 93 kg (206 pounds).

Ross has a standard height with a lean but competitive physique. Still, he is very athletic, and it’s tough for the opposing team to chase and defend him. 

Who Is Terrence Ross’s Wife?

It is legitimate for NBA players to have a relationship scheme with no qualms. Ross is reckoned not only as a distinguished player for his on-court audacity but also for his spellbinding wedded life.

Biggish and graceful, Ross married his long-time girlfriend, Matijana, on June 4, 2011.

Ross with his wife and kids (Source: Instagram)
Ross With His Wife And Kids (Source: Instagram)

Matijana and Ross are like a match made in paradise, and they’re head over heels in love with one another.

The duo is well-endowed with two adorable kids; their first son Tristan was born in 2014, and their second daughter, Zoey, in 2018.

The Ross family seems to relish each other’s company. Ross has saved his Instagram bio as “Family man.” He probably meant it when he said so, which could be sensed through pictures and videos that he posts. 

“Ross & Rose” Affair

Although a married man, he had a well-inferred romance from 2016 with another confidante; the fancied supermodel, Amber Rose.

Amber Rose traveled to see Ross while he was with Toronto Raptors, and the two were seen together on various occasions. 

The affair wasn’t persistent, as it cracked up solely after a month of dating. And the news about their separation swept the Internet. Also, Rose discarded her and Terrence’s concerned Instagram posts. 

Ultimately, as sheets unfolded, an ominous truth came to the realm. Ross was getting snug with Amber even though he was already married to a model, Matijana Ross, in 2011.

There is no remedy for love but to love more. After rejuvenating their relationship, the couple got out of the situation and are now living a good life.

Terrence Ross | Net Worth 

The 6’7″ majestic shooting guard/small forward, Terrence Ross, has a net worth of $25 million. 

During his first year with Toronto Raptors in 2012-13, his salary was $2,563,320, and he earned around $2,678,640 in 2013-14.

Moreover, his salary in 2021-2022 with Orlando Magic is $12.5 million. He was the 4th highest-paid player of the Magic, the 52nd best-paid guard, and the 106th best-paid NBA player that year.

He is estimated to earn around $11.5 million with Orlando Magic in 2022-23.

Regarding his car collection, Ross owns an extravagant SUV Range Rover, worth around $85,000, and a GT-R Nismo, worth around $100,000.

Meaning Behind His Nickname “The Human Torch”

“The Human Torch,” perhaps, is not self-selected but a particularly quirky nickname bestowed on Ross.

His teammates and fans gave him the name, inspired by a Marvel character, because of his proficiency in hitting the burning shooting scores constantly. 

Moreover, he creates chances for the impactful four-point play and possesses the mastery to light opposing guards in flames.

Interesting Facts About Terrence Ross

  • Ross Dunked for the first time in grade 7.
  • He shares his birthday with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.
  • The greatest rapper, Drake, gave him the chains he’s wearing in the 2013 sprite slam dunk contest.
  • Ross would pursue a career in Forensic Science or Criminology, except for basketball.

Terrence Ross | Social Media Presence

Ross is available on different social media platforms. He frequently posts on Instagram; his love and devotion towards his family could be felt via Instagram uploads.

The pictures shows that he is a proud father of his adorable son and daughter.

Besides, he’s also engaged in podcasts and did have engaging podcasts where he talked about challenges, games, sports conspiracies, and many more.

You can find him on Instagram with the username @terrence, and on Twitter with @TerrenceRoss.

Instagram: 387k followers


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Twitter: 205.8k followers

Terrence Ross | Popularity

The shooting guard earned thousands of followers due to his proficient shooting skills and his records with the Raptors.

Terrence's Popularity Graph
Terrence’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image gives a brief data on the popularity of Terrence over the past 12 months. 

Terrence Ross | FAQs 

Does Terrence Ross have a tattoo?

Ross seems obsessed with tattoos; he has varied tattoos on his arms. He also has his son's name inked on his wrist.

Why did the Toronto Raptors trade Terrence Ross?

Toronto Raptors traded him to forgo the risk of losing him as a free agent. Then, Orlando Magic acquired him from the Raptors.

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