Quinton Ross

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Quinton Ross
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Quinton Ross
Position: Guard
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 193
Nationality: American
Born: 4/30/81
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Draft: not drafted
Drafted By: not drafted
College: SMU
NBA Career: 2004-present
Mavs Tenure: 2009-2010

Quinton Ross (born April 30, 1981 in Dallas, Texas) was signed as a Free Agent by the Dallas Mavericks on July 8, 2009.

Born in Dallas, Ross helped lead his Kimball High School basketball team to the state finals before losing in the championship game. He stayed local and attended Southern Methodist University where he averaged 14.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his four years there.

In 2002-2003, his senior season, he was selected to the All-WAC first team, was named the WAC's Player of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press. Ross finished his career on the Hilltop fourth all-time in scoring (1,763 points), third in three-point field goals made (170), third in free throws made (443), fifth in blocks (81) and sixth in steals (153).

The 6'6 guard was not drafted in the 2003 NBA draft but was invited to training camp by the Los Angeles Clippers where he was the last player released prior to the start of the season. He chose to go overseas and played in Belgium with Telindius B.C. Oostende averaging 16.7 ppg for the season.

He returned to the NBA the following season and returned to the Clippers. He averaged 5.1 ppg his rookie season and in his second year with Los Angeles, helped lead the Clippers to their first post season win since the 1975-1976 campaign as the team advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The following year, Ross averaged 5.2 ppg and had a career-best 24 points on January 17, 2007 against Golden State.

Signed as a free agent by Memphis prior to the 2008-2009 season, he averaged 3.9 ppg in one season with the Grizzlies and signed as a free agent with Dallas in July of 2009.

Ross appeared in 27 games for the Mavs averaging 2.0 ppg and 1.0 rpg before being traded with Josh Howard, James Singleton and Drew Gooden to the Washington Wizards for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson on February 13, 2010.