14. Jared Sullinger 6-9 268lbs Ohio St. Sophomore PF/C
2011-12 stats: 30 mpg, 17.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1 bpg, 51% fg, 40% 3ptfg, 77% FT
Prediction: Late Lottery, might slip out of the lottery
Strengths: Jared Sullinger has an highbasketball IQ, was very productive during his two years at Ohio State. While’ he’s not the greatest athlete, he uses his large lower body, length, and proper angles to score points in the paint. Sullinger has also extended his game to the perimeter, he has a nice touch out to the college three point line, where he shot 40% for the season. Sullinger is a good rebounder, and became a better rebounder out of space, due to the fact he was in better shape then during his freshmen year. Sullinger also measured in at 6-9 in shoes at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
Weaknesses: Weight will always be a topic of discussion with Sullinger. While he’s lost about 40lbs since joining OSU out of high school two years ago, he really still could afford to lost about another 20-25lbs. He’s already not the greatest natural athlete and he getting in the best shape possible and staying that way will make a more effective player and keep him in the league. Udonis Haslem weighed will over 300lbs during his college career and lost 65lbs and has made himself into a decent NBA player. Sullinger was a horrible defensive player in college and that also can be attributed to he not being in shape. He is either going to have a long, solid career, or we will see him out of the league like Sean May.