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Old 01-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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From that article:
Jared Sullinger took over the top spot on the mock draft this week, as more and more scouts are mentioning him as the safest pick at the top. Will he change the fortunes of a franchise? Not likely. Will he end up one of the top 3-5 players out of this draft, and a potential all star and a rock in the paint for 10-12 years? Probably.
Jared Sullinger 6-9 286 PF Ohio St. Fr.

He's heftier and less mobile than the prototypical NBA power forward, but he couldn't have picked a better time to be a draft prospect, as Kevin Love is having a breakout season. Love's success could be helping to redefine how the prototypical power forward is perceived. Scouts have described Sullinger as a more nimble and athletic version of Love (with better knees and more potential).

Sullinger has the No. 1-rated Buckeyes rolling like a tank through the early part of Big Ten play, having dismantled JaJuan Johnson and Purdue on Tuesday. They built a 20-point first-half lead and never looked back as Sullinger finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds. He's had some absolutely dominating performances and has made a smooth transition to the college game.

According to sources, Sullinger has battled insomnia in the past and could be found roaming the halls in the wee hours at the adidas Nations camp a few years ago. This isn't considered a major problem, but something that teams will obviously look into when the psychological evaluation tests begin. Sullinger shows no effects of any sleep disorder in games as he has the perfect "ornery demeanor" to mix it up inside.

Said one scout: "This kid is just scratching the surface of figuring out how to use his ass and body to his advantage in the post." Sullinger grew up around basketball, as his father "Satch Sullinger" taught him the basics from an early age. He's got an amazing feel for the game, with the ability to step outside and knock down shots to go along with his tremendous post skills and touch. He's also an excellent passer with the vision to see the floor and find teammates when he's doubled, which happens often.

Ohio State looks like a strong title contender, and if they win it all, it will only enhance Sullinger's chances of going first.

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