Jared Sullinger was a stud freshman who burst onto the scene with the Ohio State Buckeyes and became an instant star.
But when he surprised everyone and returned to Ohio State for his sophomore season, Sullinger’s star began to dim.
He will still likely be a Top 10 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but an uninspiring sophomore season raises questions about how effective Sullinger will be at the next level.
And those questions are more than valid.
The skills that Sullinger displayed in college will not translate to a successful professional career.
Sullinger was great at Ohio State, but it takes a different level of playmaking to succeed in the NBA. So far, Sullinger has not proved that he has what it takes.
His lack of size, poor athleticism and continued conditioning issues indicate that Sullinger will not reach the heights many predicted after his stellar first year campaign.