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Being Jared Sullinger
by Mark Neal,posted Jun 25 2012 1:52PM
The 2012 NBA Draft is this Thursday the 28th, and we will see some of the bright young future stars of the NBA. Names like Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, and Michael Kidd-Gilcrest will hear their names called early, and are expected to have great NBA careers...but what about former Ohio State All-American Jared Sullinger?
Sullinger is a bit undersized, and not the most athletic player, but he is very good. A low post player that has skiled and talent. He can shoot, pass, rebound, and is just a smart player. Where he will go has been a point of contention for people disecting this draft.
Last week, Sullinger was "red flagged" at the combine for a back issue, which he dealt with at Ohio State. His stock seemingly will fall due to the injury that could, "shorten his NBA career." The same thing happened to anotehr undersized big man a few years ago, Pitt All-American Dejuan Blair. he was flagged due to a lack of ACLs in either knee.
A team needs to take a chance on Jared Sullinger. If he develops a good medium range game, so he can be effective on pick and pops, he will be a solid 15 and 8 type player. Sullinger is a hard worker, and a coaches' son. If he falls, some team mid to late 1st will find a gem, and a player every team should want to have on their roster.