Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ohio State recruit LaQuinton Ross was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA and hopes to join the Buckeyes by December.
“He will be returning home [to Jackson, Miss.] to take a math class and an English class,” Wilson Arroyo, his former coach at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center, told SNY.tv. “Most likely he will take NCAA-approved on-line courses. He will also be studying to retake his SAT to improve his score.
“The plan is for him to take those courses and retake the SAT and/or ACT. Once he receives his eligibility he plans on returning to Ohio State in early December.”
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward originally chose Ohio State over West Virginia and Baylor.
The Buckeyes, who open practice Oct. 14, play their opener on Nov. 11 at home against Wright State.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.