Jared Sullinger to enter the NBA Draft
Jared Sullinger of the Ohio State Buckeyes announced on Wednesday that will enter the upcoming NBA Draft. A news conference will be held at the Value City Arena on the Ohio State campus. Sullinger will be accompanied by head coach Thad Matta at the conference.
According to CBS Sports, Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season for the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9 sophomore is expected to be one of the top selections in the NBA Draft.
He helped Ohio State reach the Final Four. He scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds in the loss to the Kansas Jayhawks.
Sullinger was a two-time AP All American. According to ESPN, Sullinger is the first player to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons since former UNC standout Tyler Hansbrough, who now plays in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. Sullinger was named to this season’s John R. Wooden All-American Team.
He was the first player to be named an All-American in his freshman and sophomore seasons since Chris Jackson of LSU in 1989 and 1990.
Sullinger can make an immediate impact on any team that selects him. Some NBA executives say his stock dropped slightly this season. He is still expected to be a top ten pick come draft day.
Its two and out for Sullinger.