Incoming Forward LaQuinton Ross Ineligible

By 11W Staff on September 26, 2011 at 11:06a

Following an NCAA ruling, incoming consensus four star freshman forward LaQuinton Ross is unlikely to be headed to Columbus this year. Ross was declared a non-qualifier due to issues related to meeting the NCAA's clearinghouse thresholds (often related to entrance exams such as the SAT or ACT).

Ross was ranked as the 43rd best player in the class of 2011 by Rivals and as the 13th best small forward in the class by Scout. Ross' agenda in the short term appear to be to head back home to Mississippi in order to take a class and retake the SAT in an effort to be granted eligibility. Even without the talented freshman, the Bucks are still expected to be amongst the nation's premiere teams in 2011/2012. Ohio State still welcomes in the highly touted Amir Williams, Sam Thompson, Shannon Scott, and Trey McDonald to join a core that includes Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, and William Buford.


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Buckeyejason's picture

2015 class?


Luke's picture

Suspect that was referring to his projected college graduating class but I corrected the gaffe none the less. Thanks.

Shaun's picture

Obviously not good but not a killer by any means. Still have Sully, Amir Williams and Evan Revanel in the middle. Have Aaron Craft, Shannon Scott, Jordan Siebert and Lenzelle Smith at G and how much time was he really going to steal from Buford and Thomas? Plus Sam Thompson coming in at SF/SG and JD Weatherspoon returning.

BuddhaBuck's picture

I'm sure the SAT score was high enough to get into any SEC school...

Don't text while driving.

dr green's picture

. . . and become an Academic All-American with a 4.0 gpa.

Buckeyejason's picture

Sucks for the kid, but Matta is bringing studs left and right to perform.


Corey Carpenter's picture

That's too bad for Ross. As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, we have been hearing that Ross has been the most impressive of the freshmen in open gym this summer. Hopefully he can get this taken care of and give Thad a few good years.