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 signee LaQuinton Ross did well on his recent SAT and could be cleared to play “within the next 2-3 weeks,” Wilson Arroyo, his former high school coach at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center, told SNY.tv.
“According to NCAA rules, we are working within the guidelines to get him reinstated within the next 2-3 weeks,” Arroyo said.
Arroyo said nothing was official yet, but that the 6-foot-8 Ross “got the results from his SAT test from November and did real well.”
“Just gave the good news to the staff,” Ross tweeted in reference to his SAT result.
Asked if Ross would be eligible to suit up right away when he returns, Arroyo said, “If ruled eligible, then I believe the answer is yes.”
The Columbus Dispatch reported Ross could potentially return Dec. 9, the day after fall quarter exams end.
Arroyo said Ross’s return looked “promising,” but he stressed, “Nothing is official until cleared by the NCAA.”
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.
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.
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