LaQuinton Ross Rumors

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The Washington Wizards will conduct a pre-draft workout on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 AM at Verizon Center. Media will be invited to watch a portion of the workout, with player availability immediately following the workout. The following players are currently scheduled to participate in tomorrow’s workout: Bryce Cotton, Jarell Eddie, Roy Devyn Marble, LaQuinton Ross, Okaro White, Kendall Williams.
The talented Ohio State forward left Columbus at around 225 pounds and 11 percent body fat about six weeks ago, and then showed up in Chicago tipping the scales at nearly 240 and a combine-high 16 percent body fat. I blame Ross for not being disciplined and prepared for the most important time of his career, but also have to put a significant portion of it on Excel’s Sean Kennedy, who somehow let Ross show up in terrible shape.
LaQuinton Ross, a junior on the Ohio State men’s basketball team, notified the coaching staff Friday he will forgo his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional basketball career, Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced. Ross, a 6-8 forward from Jackson, Miss., led the Buckeyes in scoring with 15.2 points per game this season. He also was the squad’s top rebounder with 5.9 boards a contest. Ross started all 35 games as a junior and appeared in 81 games during his career. He scored a total of 858 career points (10.6 ppg.) on 299 of 662 shooting from the field (.452).
According to a report Monday by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, junior forward LaQuinton Ross has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Ross, however, took to Twitter to dispel any rumors that he is in fact leaving Columbus after leading the Buckeyes with 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2013-14. “To all the people tweeting me I haven’t said anything so guys are wasting your time!! I didn’t make a decision!” a tweet posted at 3:24 p.m. from Ross’ personal account, @qross2011, read.
Ohio State Buckeyes have been taken in seven consecutive NBA Drafts. Junior LaQuinton Ross could make it eight in a row. After a 60-59 loss to Dayton on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament ended the Buckeyes’ season, Ross said he’ll consider a jump to the pros. “I’ll just sit down with my family and coaches and see how things will work out,” Ross said. “Probably in the next few weeks, cause you know how it is. It’s a quick turnover from school to actually having to go to camps and workouts and all that.”