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Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:11 pm
 

Ex-Arkansas signee Aaron Ross pops for Texas Tech

By Jeff Borzello

Despite recruiting taking a back seat to conference play, Texas Tech has made a killing on the recruiting trail in recent weeks. In mid-February, the Red Raiders nabbed two commitments from top-100 forward Wannah Bail and strong guard Michael Carey.

On Wednesday morning, Billy Gillispie picked up another commitment, from former Arkansas signee Aaron Ross.

The news was confirmed to CBSSports.com by St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (Wisc.) assistant coach Bryan Clayton.

The 6-foot-6 small forward from Little Rock, Ark. was expected to play for the Razorbacks last fall, but a hang-up with ACT results forced him to prep school. Because he has a learning disability, he needs to take his tests under special circumstances. While at Parkview (Ark.), he never took the untimed and verbal test. At SJNMA, Ross has received the proper accommodations and is on track to be cleared for next season.

Ross is a combo forward who can score in a variety of ways. He has a nice mid-range jumper and uses his strength to get points around the basket against smaller defenders. Ross absorbs contact effectively, and has a good feel for the game.

He chose the Red Raiders over Dayton, Alabama and others. 

Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Notebook: Aaron Ross looking at other options

By Jeff Borzello

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Aaron Ross was set to head to Arkansas in the fall, but a hang-up with his ACT test results forced him to prep school.

After enrolling at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (Wisc.), Ross reopened his recruitment.

Per a source, Arkansas has had limited contact with Ross recently and several other schools have entered the picture.

Missouri, Washington, Nebraska and Dayton are all showing interest to the 6-foot-6 small forward from Little Rock, Ark.

Ross has a learning disability and he needs to take his tests with special circumstances. He never took the untimed and verbal test while at Parkview (Ark.). At SJNMA, he has received the proper accommodations and is on track to be cleared.

However, the source said Ross will be at SJNMA and will not look to enroll at a college during the semester break.

Former Hofstra commit impresses

During his original recruitment, Malik Nichols only saw one place – and he signed there.

However, after rethinking everything, he reclassified to the class of 2012 and decommitted from Hofstra.

“They were the only place I looked at,” Nichols said. “I wanted to see my other options.”

Nichols, a 6-foot-6 forward originally from Boys and Girls (N.Y.), had an impressive summer with the New York Panthers. He has continued that with Bridgton Academy (Maine), scoring 13 points in a win over St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (Wisc.).

As a result, some new schools are in the mix. St. John’s and South Florida are showing interest, while Hofstra is hanging around.

Nichols has no timetable for a decision.

Photo: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 
 
 
 
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