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2012 NBA Draft Profile: Jared Sullinger


JARED SULLINGER, OHIO ST., 6-9, 280 lbs., Power forward

Sullinger was a consensus first-team All-American for the second straight season after leading his team in scoring and rebounding. He racked up 17 double-doubles and was chosen the MOP of the East Regional after averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 boards in the semifinals and finals.

Last season, the former Buckeye averaged 17.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.9 tpg, 1.2 spg and 1.1 bpg a game on 52-percent shooting from the floor and 40-0percent shooting from downtown. Sullinger scored his 1,000th career point in his 58th game, the fifth fastest in Ohio State history.

Suns Director of Player Personnel John Treloar's Take: A big strong guy that is one of those guys that I think is underappreciated because he just goes out and gets the job done night in and night out. He’s a workhorse. He’s a power forward – not a great athlete – but one of those guys that falls into that category of not being a great athlete but being able to get the job done. He’s an around-the-rim guy and in his offensive system, I didn’t feel like he got the opportunity to step out and shoot it that much. But when he did, I thought he was a very good shooter for a big guy like that.