After scoring 1,282 points (avg. 17.3 points per game), pulling in 717 rebounds (9.7 per game), and starting 73 out of 74 games played, Jared Sullinger has ended the speculation and announced that he is leaving for the NBA. During the last two years, Sullinger has helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win more games in a two year stretch than any other team in the country.
Although I’d like to think that another year would do him good, this is not college football, this is the NBA. Star players come out much younger and do well.
As much as I’d like to seem him come back for another year, when faced with the opportunity to make millions, it would be wrong for him not to do so. College classes can be taken during the off season. Sullinger is a Columbus native. His roots are deep and he will always call Columbus home. It is highly likely that you may see him around campus in the fall.
Thank you for a great run Jared and here’s to a successful career in the NBA.