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This post is not to knock T-Ross or his ability to dunk, but in terms of vertical, when you look at the numbers he isn't overly special.

All figures from Draft Express Pre-Draft Measurements

T-Ross Max Vert: 37.5

Comparable Leapers at 37.5 Max Vert
Austin Rivers - athletic undersized guard
Ben Gordon - surprising, but it's hard to remember him young since he was mostly a shooter
Joakim Noah - never thought he had that good of hops
Trenton Hassell - decent defender at the point, but no hilight reel
Jamaal Tinsley - really surprising

Close Comparables
Chris Quinn 37 - a half inch less. Has there ever been a less awe-inspiring player in the NBA? (Ok, maybe Brian Scalabrine and his 30.5 max vert)
James Harden 37 - solid dunker
Sonny Weems 36.5 - solid dunker
Russell Westrbook 36.5 - solid dunker

The cream of leaping crop
Kenny Gregory - 2001 - 45.5
Timmy Bowers - 2004 - 43.5
Nate Robinson - 2004 - 43.5
Vince Carter - 1998 - 43
Jamario Moon - 2001 - 43
Speedy Claxton - 2000 - 42.5 - surprised to see him so high

Random Dude with a cool name
Cookie Blecher - 2001 - 41.5

Unimpressive dunkers with better hops
Jordan Farmar 42" - shorter than Ross
Matt Barnes 40.5" - close to Ross physically
Joe Alexander 38.5" - close to Ross physically (scary thought!)

2012 Draft Class Only
No Step Vertical
Harrison Barnes 38
No one else reached 35", with T-Ross getting 31" (Chris Quinn got 32" in 2006!!)

Max Vertical - notable draftees only
Darius Johson-Odom 41.5 - Top
Marquis Teague- 40.5 (3rd)
Miles Plumlee - 40.5 (3rd)
Jeff Taylor - 40
Damian Lillard - 39.5
Harrison Barnes - 39.5
Bradley Beal - 39
PJ3 - 38.5
Jeremy Lamb - 38
Austin Rivers - 37.5
T-Ross - 37.5
Moe Harkless - 37
Quincy Acy - 37

So in the end, Ross is a good player and has thrown down some nice dunks, but to even put him in the conversation at VC is a discredit to VC's stellarness of dunking.
There is not a chance in hell Ross has equal vertical to Ben Gordon and Jamaal Tinsley. I don't care what your pre draft test told us, Ross does jump higher than 37.5, plain and simple.