Eligibility In Doubt

Arkansas basketball signee Aaron Ross took his final ACT test on Saturday, but it was not the untimed and verbal one that he had hoped to take and thus he may be headed to prep school next season.

Four out of the five members of Arkansas' highly celebrated basketball recruiting class are safely enrolled in class, but it appears that the other one might have to wait a year to join them.

Little Rock Parkview standout Aaron Ross recently took his last attempt at the ACT, but unfortunately was unable to do it untimed and verbal as expected.

Ross has been diagnosed with a learning disability and the plan had been for him to take the test with the special circumstances.

"The paperwork did not get filed by the Parkview people and we find out about it on Friday – the day before the test," noted Carlos Conley, Ross' brother. "We are going to wait and see what happens with this test and then if we have to, we will try and see what we can do to get it untimed and verbal."

That would likely not come until the next testing day in September, meaning that Ross is likely destined for prep school.

"That is one of the things we are looking at, but we just want to do all we can now to try and still get it to where he can be a Razorback this season," Conley said Tuesday afternoon.

The other four signees – B.J. Young, Hunter Mickelson, DeVonta Abron and Rashad Madden – are all enrolled and taking classes at Arkansas this summer.

They are also getting a chance to play pick-up games with their new teammates.

"It really gives us a chance to get used to school and each other," Young said. "We are all excited about being Razorbacks and being here and being part of this family."


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