Magic’s Terrence Ross hosts local youth in private screening of ‘Men in Black: International’
Per Magic beat writer John Cohen, Ross hosted a private screening of the fourth installment of the science fiction film franchise. The audience were comprised of 50 kids from Parramore’s New Image Youth Center (NIYC).
For the 28 year old, it’s his way of developing a relationship with the kids and giving back to the community:
“It’s fun, it’s good seeing the old faces, seeing these kids every now and then,” Ross said. “It’s like developing a relationship with them. Doing things like this, it’s good to catch up with them and take them out every now and then.”
“It’s great getting to know the community as a whole,” he said. “Not being from here you kind of not know too many people, so it’s a good way to give back and meet people at the same time.
This isn’t Ross’ first charitable act for the community of Orlando. In 2017, he took the NIYC kids on a holiday shopping spree. And a couple of years ago, he invited them to a private screening of the film Wonder — a 2017 American comedy-drama film.
Ross, who is going to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, had the best campaign of his career in the 2018-19 season. He averaged 15.1 points (a career-high), 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He also shot 42.8 percent from the field and drained a career-best 2.7 3-pointers per game on 38.3 percent shooting.