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Sullinger undecided on entering draft

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10:24 AM ET 04.01 | The pain on the faces of his teammates after Ohio State's Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky last March was one of the primary reasons Jared Sullinger decided to bypass NBA riches and unexpectedly return to school. Sullinger saw many of the same despondent expressions Saturday night when he looked around the Ohio State locker room after the Buckeyes squandered a nine-point halftime lead in a 64-62 Final Four loss to Kansas. The 6-foot-9 sophomore, once again projected as a top 10 pick, said he has yet to make up his mind what he will do. "I honestly don't know," Sullinger said. "That's something I'm going to take up with coach (Thad Matta) and just talk it over with him and my family."

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April 1, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

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April 1, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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Come To LA, Bro.

Yeah the Clippers need you.

April 1, 2012  11:14 AM ET

from what I saw last night, he doesn't have the post game or the touch that somebody with his body frame needs to be a top player. I could see him being a 10 pt, 7 rb guy. But you are looking for more from a top 5 pick

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April 1, 2012  12:08 PM ET

THE OHIO STATE will not miss u

April 1, 2012  12:22 PM ET

I agree with some of the above. He had major problems last night with a bigger guy and he cries way too much. As an All-American, he should have stepped up last night. Instead he disappeared. Big time players step up in big time games. He isn't that.

April 1, 2012  12:29 PM ET

Very good college player...but not sold on him as a top 10 NBA draft pick...he plays below the rim too often to be a PF and doesn't have the necessary skill set to be an NBA SF...he's a tweener and tweeners tend to be good role players...he will get drafted high but I don't expect him to be a star on the next level

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April 1, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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Yep, AA's are never allowed to have lousy games. Sullinger is a bum and should be stripped of every award he's ever gotten, even in HS!

Defensive WAMU?

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April 1, 2012  01:25 PM ET
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Very good college player...but not sold on him as a top 10 NBA draft pick...he plays below the rim too often to be a PF and doesn't have the necessary skill set to be an NBA SF...he's a tweener and tweeners tend to be good role players...he will get drafted high but I don't expect him to be a star on the next level

Completely agree. He's a great college player against smaller opponents but that won't work in NBA. I believe his stock dropped this year versus coming out as a freshman and will continue to drop if he stays in college for his jr year. Take your NBA role player opportunity now while you can & develop your game against bigger competition. OSU will be solid with or without him.

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April 1, 2012  02:45 PM ET

Don't think the kid is ready for the NBA, but I think that's where he'll be in 6 months...

 
April 1, 2012  03:49 PM ET
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Don't think the kid is ready for the NBA, but I think that's where he'll be in 6 months...

Unfortunately so. Too many kids just can't say no to the immediate influx of cash. Waiting and developing better skills might pay off in the long term...

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