According to a report from NBA.com basketball insider Adam Zagoria, LaQuinton Ross is leaning towards an early exit from Ohio State:
LaQuinton Ross is leaning toward coming out &is expected to decide Monday after meeting with Ohio State coach Thad Matta,source tells @SNYtv
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 23, 2014
Ross is currently projected as a second-round selection in DrafExpress.com's latest mock draft, while ESPN's Chad Ford has Ross going late in the first round.
Not a shock by any means, especially given Ross' own assessment of his abilities, but another thing to keep in mind is that he's got a kid to take care of as well. No one would be surprised to see Ross go, but Ohio State will miss his consistent scoring (especially in March).
Earlier Saturday, Amedeo Della Valle announced plans to play basketball in Europe next season. The Ohio State men's basketball team is going to have a very, very different look next season.