Ohio State - Sophomore (Born 1992)
- 7'1" wingspan
- strong post player
- hard to move in the post & has plenty of moves
- mature, smart player
- great hands
- strong rebounder (offensively & defensively)
- expanding shooting range & face up skills
- decent defensively (shotblocking & steals)
- had a highly-productive collegiate career for a basketball powerhouse
- undersized for the NBA
- sort of a "tweener" - too short for center, not quick enough for forward
- lost lots of weight last year but still needs to slim down more (6th highest body fat at combine)
- doesn't possess NBA-level athleticism (speed, jumping, agility, etc.)
- can he guard power forwards or centers in the NBA?
- has had conditioning issues in the past
Carlos Boozer, Glen Davis, Paul Millsap
Some experts are saying Jared Sullinger is being overlooked in this draft, due to his lack of size and athleticism. He's got the smarts, moves and strength for the NBA to go along with a 7'1" wingspan, so he just very well might turn out to be a real solid NBA player.
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If Charlotte was smart, they would pick Jared Sullinger with the 2nd pick. Why? If I were Rich Cho/Michael Jordan, after missing the chance to get a game changer in Anthony Davis, I would play it safe and get a proven player that can contribute immediately and that's Sullinger in a nutshell. He's not fancy, but he gets the job done and will certainly be a help in putting points on the board and grabbing rebounds--two things that the Bobcats stunk at.
@jtshoopsblog Well that's preposterous. If you truly think the Bobcats should take Sullinger, then they need to trade down to get other assets... And they can still get Sullinger later. Tons of teams would love to have the #2 overall pick. Taking Sullinger that high would be completely foolish.
@jtshoopsblog That's the thing with this draft - after Davis there really isn't any player head and shoulders above another. Thomas Robinson will probably go second to Charlotte, but he's not a lock to be a better player than Sullinger.
Didn't he measure like only 6'7" or something at the combine? I dunno, I wouldn't use a high lottery pick on him, that's for sure.
@CollegeWolf 6'7.75" without shoes, 6'9" in shoes. Exact same as Thomas Robinson, though.