Ohio State Basketball: Who Needs to Step Up to Replace Jared Sullinger?

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Ohio State Basketball: Who Needs to Step Up to Replace Jared Sullinger?
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The Ohio State Buckeyes will have a huge hole to fill this season, thanks to Jared Sullinger going to the NBA.

Sullinger put up 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game last season—pretty impressive numbers considering that he was a sophomore. His departure leaves a void the Buckeyes lineup and presents a gnawing question for Ohio State fans:

Who is going step up and replace him?

Luckily for the Buckeyes, they already have the player on their team who will pick up the slack quite nicely: Deshaun Thomas.

Though Thomas does not play center, he still has strengths to his game that will allow him to step in this season and fill the hole left by Sullinger's absence.

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