NBA projection: Ross has been projected as a second-round pick.
Ross was asked to increase his production, and he did that, leading the Buckeyes in scoring and rebounding and starting all 35 games. He earned third-team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches and was an honorable-mention pick by the media.
Key statistics: 15.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.7 spg, 1.7 tpg, 29.0 mpg, .447 FG, .353 3PT, .732 FT
Cool statistic: As a sophomore, Ross used 12 percent of Ohio State’s possessions. As a junior, that increased to nearly 21 percent.
Reminds me of: Devin Ebanks
What Insiders Say
Ohio State coach Thad Matta
“LaQuinton was an instrumental part of our success over the last three years. His goal is to compete at the highest level possible. He will have that opportunity because of the work he has put in to prepare.”
What Outsiders Say
Arizona coach Sean Miller
“I really believe if you look at Ohio State's winning streak, when he enters the game, it changes things in a very positive way for their team. … When you start watching games when they insert him in with Deshaun Thomas and him as the frontcourt, it's really difficult.”