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Staying in school hurt Sullinger

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08:18 AM ET 03.01 | Jared Sullinger saved the Buckeyes' bacon Wednesday, but what might be his farewell season hasn't gone according to plan. [In Sullinger's two games before Wednesday], he came off as an effort player who simply did not give a very good one. ... [NBA] scouts must realize Sullinger is not big enough to play inside in the NBA. Admittedly bothered by injuries and health problems, Sullinger has cost himself a huge chunk of money by returning to Ohio State. Nobody likes to hear it because college is part of the American dream, but staying in school hurt him. This probably comes as news to Sullinger, who has spent parts of games mentally attuning himself to the demands of NBA diva-hood by complaining about calls and playing to the crowd.

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March 1, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Staying in school never heurts....maybe from the money side ....but education is more valuable ....I know I made it thru the 8th grade and graduated

March 1, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Yes....focus on "diva-hood".

March 1, 2012  08:22 AM ET

sorry heurts=hurts...maybe I should have tried hardy in school myself

March 1, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Staying in school never heurts....maybe from the money side ....but education is more valuable ....I know I made it thru the 8th grade and graduated

Every one of them can finish school on their NBA team's nickel ...if they really want to. May take a little longer but several have done it or are doing it.

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March 1, 2012  08:51 AM ET

I may be a homer, but Sullinger has received "special" treatment from the refs this season... none of it good and totally different from last year. Time and time again I've seen him mugged underneath and no call.... he drives for the basket and gets a charge. It is real. But, that hasn't been the Bucks problem... they can't shoot... that is the main problem.

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March 1, 2012  09:51 AM ET

He plays at Ohio State. What could he have actually learned ?

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March 1, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He plays at Ohio State. What could he have actually learned ?

Along with everything else a world-class education gets you, he has learned that no matter what time it is, Michigan still sucks!

March 1, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Pro sports are only a temp job. You need something to fall back on.

March 1, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He plays at Ohio State. What could he have actually learned ?

Never let us down blue!

March 1, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Pro sports are only a temp job. You need something to fall back on.

...and a nice paying temp job it is...but most of them blow through the coin and have nothing when finished.

March 1, 2012  11:05 AM ET

Sullinger better develop an outside game because pushing around smaller college kids may work but he'll be on the bench in the NBA.

March 1, 2012  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He plays at Ohio State. What could he have actually learned ?

jeez it took till the eelenth qoute for a foreigner to show up, who left the door open

March 1, 2012  11:13 AM ET

eelenth=eleventh....sorry

 
March 1, 2012  11:59 AM ET

I would put him, Henson, Zeller, Perry Jones, Terrence Jones, and some others in that same category......

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