LaQuinton Ross leaning on declaring for 2014 NBA Draft

According to the venerable Adam Zagoria, LaQuinton Ross is expected to meet with Thad Matta Monday and then make his future plans known.

According to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv and NBA.com, Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross is leaning towards coming out and making himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Much of the scuttlebutt surrounding Ross for the better part of the last month has centered around like speculation. Per Zagoria, Ross will be meeting with Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta this coming Monday and will make his decision (and future plans) known thereafter.

For Ross, who has a young child, the idea had always been that after a breakout season, he'd move on to the next level. Unfortunate for both the Buckeyes and Ross, that season never came to fruition – at least not somewhat until this year. After emerging during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Ross led a bad offensive Buckeyes side with 15.2 points per game to go along with 5.9 rebounds and a .447 FG%.

Going pro might not necessarily mean an NBA destination for Ross. Especially in the wake of a suspect showing in Ohio State's opening round loss to Dayton, many draft analysts spoke openly to Ross' poor defense and lack of maturity in the last several years. The Buckeyes forward infamously had several on the court altercations this past season.

Currently Draft Express has Ross as a mid-to-late second round pick, specifically landing 48th overall in the second round with the Chicago Bulls. If an NBA team fails to bite, Ross should be able to make a living abroad, most likely playing in one of Europe's top leagues.

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