Jared Sullinger

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Jared Sullinger

Sullinger at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit
No. 7 – Boston Celtics
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1992-03-04) March 4, 1992 (age 20)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolNorthland
(Columbus, Ohio)
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
CollegeOhio State (2010–2012)
NBA Draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career2012–present
LeagueNational Basketball Association
Career history
2012–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News First Team All-American (2011, 2012)
  • Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year (2011)
  • First Team All Big Ten Team (2011, 2012)
 
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Jared Sullinger

Sullinger at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit
No. 7 – Boston Celtics
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1992-03-04) March 4, 1992 (age 20)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
NationalityAmerican
High schoolNorthland
(Columbus, Ohio)
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
CollegeOhio State (2010–2012)
NBA Draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career2012–present
LeagueNational Basketball Association
Career history
2012–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News First Team All-American (2011, 2012)
  • Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year (2011)
  • First Team All Big Ten Team (2011, 2012)

Jared Sullinger (born March 4, 1992) is a professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics. He was drafted with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

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High school career

He was rated as the number 2 player in the class of 2010 in the ESPNU 100[1] the number 4 player by Scout.com,[2] and the number 5 player by Rivals.com.[3] In his senior year, Sullinger led Northland High School to a 21-0 season and a #1 national ranking. He averaged 24.5 points and 11.7 rebounds for the season.[4] Sullinger played in the 4th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic.[5]

Sullinger was selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game in Columbus, Ohio,[6] where he was named co-MVP with Harrison Barnes.[7] He was also selected to play in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon[8] and the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.[9]

On March 10, 2010, Sullinger won the James A. Naismith Award, which goes to the boys basketball player of the year.[4]

College recruitment

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Jared Sullinger
PF
Columbus, OHNorthland HS6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)286 lb (130 kg)May 10, 2007 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 98
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10, 2 (C)   Rivals: 5, 1 (C)  ESPN: 2, 1 (PF)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Sullinger committed to Ohio State on May 10, 2007.[10]

College career

Freshman

Sullinger had 19 points and 14 rebounds in his Ohio State debut.[11] Sullinger's brother, J.J. Sullinger also attended Ohio State and played for coach Thad Matta. For the 2010-2011 season Jared Sullinger averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 31.7 minutes per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State finished the regular season at 32-2 and was selected as the 2011 NCAA tournament's number one overall seed. The Buckeyes made it to the 'Sweet Sixteen' where they lost to Kentucky 62-60. Sullinger was picked to the First Team All-America by Fox Sports.[12]

Sophomore

In what would be his final year at Ohio State, Sullinger led the Buckeyes to a 31-8 overall record (13-5 Big Ten). Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during the 2011-12 season. The Buckeyes advanced to the 'Final Four' of the 2012 NCAA tournament, where the team lost to the Kansas Jayhawks. Sullinger had 13 points in the game and was 5-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds in the loss. Five days after the loss, the two-time AP All-American declared he was entering the 2012 draft, where he was widely expected to be a lottery pick, until he was reportedly flagged by several teams after the Chicago pre-draft camp due to back issues. [13]

Professional Career

Boston Celtics

On June 29 , 2012, Sullinger was selected with the 21st overall pick in the draft by the Boston Celtics. On July 3, the Celtics announced that they had signed Sullinger along with their other 2 draft picks, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph.[14]

On July 5, 2012 the Boston Celtics announced that Sullinger was added to their roster for the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League and the 2012 NBA Summer League.

0n July 9, 2012 Sullinger made his debut in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, he scored 20 points on 6-12 from the field and 7-7 freethrows, grabbing 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.

Awards/Honors

College

High school

References

  1. ^ "College Basketball Recruiting - ESPNU 100 - ESPN". Insider.espn.go.com. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/espnu100?&season=2010&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncb%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fespnu100%3f%26season%3d2010. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Scout.com: Football Recruiting". Scouthoops.scout.com. http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=4&pid=88&yr=2010. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com Ranking - Rivals150 for class of 2010". Rivalshoops.rivals.com. http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1909. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Northland High School basketball player, father win national Naismith awards". The Columbus Dispatch. 2010-03-10. http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2010/03/10/naismith-awards.html. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Boost Mobile Elite 24 Roster Announced". Slam Online. 2009-08-05. http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/college/2009/08/boost-mobile-elite-24-roster-announced/. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  6. ^ "McDonald’s All-American Game Team Announced". Slam Online. 2010-02-11. http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/high-school/2010/02/mcdonalds-all-american-game-team-announced/. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  7. ^ "McDonald's All-American night: Knight's 3-pointer wins it for the West - MaxPreps News". Maxpreps.com. 2010-03-31. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/m2xSkj0QEd-lugAcxJTdpg/mcdonalds-all-american-night--knights-3-pointer-wins-it-for-the-west.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  8. ^ "It’s the USA Against Everyone Else". Slam Online. 2010-01-20. http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/high-school/2010/01/its-the-usa-against-everyone-else/. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  9. ^ "Jordan Brand All-American Game Team Announced". Slam Online. 2010-02-18. http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/high-school/2010/02/jordan-brand-all-american-game-team-announced/. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  10. ^ "A Summer Full of Events for #1 Center in the Country, Jared Sullinger". Escoutroom.com. 2007-05-05. http://www.escoutroom.com/eScoutRoom/Articles/ArticlesDetail/tabid/702/smid/1331/ArticleID/898/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  11. ^ Ohio State routs North Carolina A&T in season opener
  12. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports (Fox Sports Interactive Media). http://msn.foxsports.com/collegebasketball/story/duke-blue-devils-notre-dame-fighting-irish-represented-postseason-honors-030711. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2012/story/_/id/8069495/2012-nba-draft-docs-medically-red-flag-jared-sullinger-sources-say
  14. ^ Forsberg, Chris (July 3, 2012). "C's sign Sullinger, Melo, Joseph". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4695851/cs-sign-sullinger-melo-joseph. 

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