Ohio State freshman LaQuinton Ross has been cleared to play for the Buckeyes.
“Laquinton Ross @qross2011 is officially a Buckeye!!!!,” assistant coach Jeff Boals tweeted.
The 6-foot-8 Ross did well on his recent SAT and his former high school coach, Wilson Arroyo of Burlington Life Center, confirmed the good news Thursday.
Arroyo said he believes Ross will becomes eligible Dec. 10 after the semester ends.
Ohio State visits Kansas Dec. 10.
“Just got the news that he has been cleared to play and join his teammates,” Arroyo said by text.
In September, Ross was declared ineligible while the NCAA looked into his grades from his ninth and 10th grade years at Jackson (Miss.) Murrah High School, Arroyo said. Since then, he has been at home working out and taking courses online.
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