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The narrative surrounding this Ohio State basketball team all offseason has been that LaQuinton Ross is the one who will replace Deshaun Thomas in the scoring department.
After all, we've heard about Ross’ potential since he arrived in Columbus as a highly touted freshman, and we finally saw him putting it all together during the 2013 NCAA tournament. And there is little doubt Ross will score this year (although it’s a bit unfair to expect him to completely replace Thomas’ production).
That being said, the Scarlet and Gray are going to need someone besides Ross to find the basket in half-court sets, and that is where Sam Thompson will step up. He said he shot every single day to improve his jumper and is very aware he will need to score this year.
Thompson was the only Buckeye to shoot 40 percent from behind the three-point line, and those totals could improve this year.
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