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Published: Thursday, 9/29/2011

Ohio State men’s basketball recruit LaQuinton Ross will not play due to academic problems

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Acclaimed Ohio State recruit LaQuinton Ross will not play for the team after the NCAA ruled he had not qualified academically.

Ross, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward, is from Jackson, Miss., and played in high school at Life Center Academy (N.J.).

The Buckeyes, who open practice Oct. 14, play their opener on Nov. 11 at home against Wright State.



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