First things first—LaQuinton Ross is returning to the Ohio State basketball program for his junior season. The real question is whether he should do so or take his talents to the professional level instead.
Had this question been asked merely weeks ago, the proper response may have been a scoff. Yes, there was a time when Ross was rated the No. 1 player in his recruiting class, but that was two seasons that consisted of zero starts and a plethora of inconsistent playing time ago.
In fact, Ross barely saw the court at all as a freshman thanks to an early academic suspension that left him squarely in Thad Matta’s doghouse.
However, after averaging 15 points and better than 20 minutes of action a night during the Buckeyes’ NCAA tournament run that also included a game-winning three, Ross turned some heads at the NBA level. It is Deshaun Thomas who is actually leaving Columbus early, but the argument can be made that Ross is a better pro prospect.
The reasoning as to…
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