Buckeyes' LaQuinton Ross ineligible

Updated: September 27, 2011, 5:15 PM ET
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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