Jared Sullinger and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta appeared at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Value City Arena on the Ohio State campus to make the announcement that Sullinger will be entering the NBA Draft.
This puts to rest many questions about OSU’s basketball team roster for next year. Many fans and players were probably wondering what decision he would make. And now they have the answer.
Check out Sullingers accomplishments since joining the Bucks in 2010
- Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, averaged 17.5 points and 9. 3 rebounds per game
- He shot 52 percent from the field, 77 percent at the line and 40 percent on 3-pointers in 2011-12 while leading the Buckeyes to a 31-8 record and a Final Four berth.
- Sullinger was a two-time AP All-American — the first player to earn that honor in back-to-back years since North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough in 2009
- He was also named to this season’s John R. Wooden All-American Team.
- Sullinger also was the first player to be named All-America in his freshman and sophomore seasons since Chris Jackson of LSU in 1989 and 1990.
- Sullinger was the national and Big Ten freshman of the year in 2010-11.
So now the big question on everyone’s mind will be what team will snatch up Sullinger? There are some teams that could use a big man who has talent like Sullinger. Check out our poll and let us know who you think will get Sullinger in the NBA draft.