Ohio State’s Sullinger Declares For Draft

April 4, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Michigan
Jared Sullinger (R) was an All-American each of his last two seasons. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ohio State All-American sophomore Jared Sullinger will forego his two remaining years of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

“I am officially going to go the NBA,” said Sullinger, according to the university’s website. “I just want to thank the Ohio State University for everything they’ve done for me.”

The 6-foot-9-inch, 265-pound Sullinger was an All-American in both his seasons as a Buckeye and led the team in both scoring and rebounding each of the last two seasons.

Ohio State won at least a share of the Big Ten regular season championship the last two seasons as the Buckeyes posted a 65–11 mark during that time. This past season Sullinger led the Buckeyes to their first Final Four appearance since 2007, bowing to Kansas in the national semifinals.

Sullinger, a power forward, is widely expected to be taken within the first 15 picks of the NBA draft.