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Report: LaQuinton Ross headed to the NBA

Bryant v Ohio State

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 11: LaQuinton Ross #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket in the second half past Dan Garvin #22 of the Bryant Bulldogs on December 11, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Bryant 86-48. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jamie Sabau

Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross will enter his name into the NBA Draft, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of

Ross averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 boards as a junior this past season, evolving into the most dangerous offensive threat on the Ohio State roster. The 6-foot-9 small forward has a versatile offensive repertoire and certainly has a feel for how to score, but the rest of his game is limited. He’s not a great athlete. He was a defensive liability for the Buckeyes this season.

And that’s part of the reason that he’s projected as a second round pick by Draft Express.
MORE: The entire list of players entering the 2014 NBA Draft

With Ross leaving and Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith graduating, Thad Matta will be looking at a bit of an overhaul on his roster next season as he loses his top three scorers. Sam Thompson and Shannon Scott both return, and look for Marc Loving and Kameron Williams play major roles offensively along with D’Angelo Russell, the crown jewel of Matta’s 2014 recruiting class.