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10 - LaQuinton Ross

Ohio State 

  • Birthday: 11/18/92
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 220
  • Hometown: Jackson, MS
  • High School: Life Center Academy
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

Overall

89

2014
Mock:  46

NBA Comparison: Devin Ebanks

Strengths: Versatile offensive weapon for the Buckeyes ... Ross showed a lot of promise at the end of last season when he averaged 15 PPG in the NCAA tournament and hit the game-winner against Arizona in the Sweet Sixteen ... Has good size and excellent length (7'1" wingspan) for a small forward ... Very aggressive on offense. Has a "nose for scoring" ... A good perimeter shooter, Ross shot 39% from beyond the arc last season ... Has a very high release on his shot due to his height and long arms, which forces defenders to really step out on him ... Ross is effective on both the pull-up jumper and the catch-and-shoot, which made up most of his outside shots last year ... Good in transition ... His length and instincts give him the potential to be a disruptive defensive player, something he's shown flashes of in the past ... Ross is a strong, aggressive driver when he puts the ball on the floor, making him a multi-faceted offensive player ... Solid free throw shooter (78%) ... Could potentially be utilized as a stretch 4 ... Highly talented. Was a top 5 player in his class at points of his prep career ...

Weaknesses: Has struggled to live up to expectations and be a consistent performer thus far through his college career ... Tends to disappear at times, and shows questionable body language and motor, dragging his feet defensively ... Questionable toughness and desire ... Ross can be a serious defensive liability at times. He has the physical tools, but the effort, focus, and awareness is not always there ... Struggles to stay in front of quicker wing players and looks lost on defense too often ... Ross' inconsistent playing time last season was primarily due to his inconsistent effort (in addition to the presence of Deshaun Thomas) ... Not much of a passer or creator for his teammates ... Vision and passing concerns. His 0.5 APG is one of the lowest among this year's draft prospects ... Looks stiff and awkward sometimes, particularly when defending the perimeter ... Has good length, but is not a particularly good natural athlete ... Mediocre ball handler ... Has worked on his body over college career but still needs to get stronger ...

Overall: Ross brings a lot to the table on offense, but needs to defend at a higher level. With the departure of Deshaun Thomas, Ross figures to be a breakout player this year, and has the chance to be a star for the Buckeyes, as long as he steps up his game. His length and scoring instincts alone make him an intriguing prospect going into his junior season...

Notes: Measured 6'7 (in shoes) 228 lbs, with a 7'0.5 wingspan at the 2012 Kevin Durant Skills Academy ... Measured 6'7 (in shoes) 227 lbs, with a 7'1 wingspan at the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy ...

Jacob Stallard 10/17/13

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