Strong, physical player
Huge lower body gets him deep position
High basketball IQ
Equally excellent facing the basket
A dominant rebounder
DID YOU KNOW?
Sullinger's brother J.J played at Arkansas and his other brother, Julian, played at Kent State.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
Sullinger continues to see the majority of his offense with his back to the basket this season, where's he's one of the most dangerous players in college basketball. He works extremely hard to establish deep position inside with his strong lower body and low center of gravity, drawing plenty of fouls by simply forcing opponents to try and contain him in the paint. Where he's even more dangerous is in the mid to high post, where he sees a large amount of isolation plays in Ohio State's offense every game. Sullinger can put ball on the floor effectively and attack his matchup in a straight line off one or two dribbles, being very difficult to contain thanks to his strength and aggressiveness. Sullinger bounces off opponents and can make difficult shots on the move thanks to his excellent touch, at times using the glass. This is a part of his game that should translate very nicely to the NBA level.
A skilled scorer in the low post who is well-versed on how to use his strength. Slimmed down and showed a promising jump shot as a sophomore. Very physical. Active rebounder with good hands.
ESPN - CHAD FORD
Sullinger has been one of the two or three most dominant big men in the NCAA the past two years. He's a load in the paint and excels both as a scorer and as a rebounder. His thick frame allows him to get and keep great position on the block. He's one of the NCAA's best scorers with his back to the basket. He has a very high basketball IQ and it shows at both ends. He's very skilled for a player his age, has terrific hands and shows advanced post moves around the basket. He also continues to improve his face-the-basket game and can even shoot the 3 when called upon. Defensively, he's one of the top rebounders in college basketball. His 30.39 PER ranked 10th among current college players. Sullinger is one of the few true low-post scorers in the game. He uses his wide base to clear out space around the basket. He has a soft touch and is skilled, with a great basketball IQ. Excellent rebounder with long arms and great hands.