ESPN is reporting that Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger will enter the NBA Draft.
A school source reportedly told ESPN’s Andy Katz that the star sophomore will leave for the NBA. Sullinger and Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta are expected to make the decision official today at e news conference at Value City Arena.
Sullinger, a six-foot-nine bruiser, averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest this season, helping lead Ohio State to a 31-8 record and a Final Four appearance. The Buckeyes were eliminated by the Kansas Jayhawks 64-62 last weekend.
In his freshman season, Sullinger averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Many expect him to be selected within the draft’s first 10 picks.