Jared Sullinger PF/C Ohio State
Physical Presence: Sullinger is a very physical player when it comes to making big plays.
Durability: Unlike former Buckeye Greg Oden physical ability is not a concern.
Size: Sullinger has elite size for a power forward.
Learning Rate: Sullinger learns new plays pretty quickly.
Basketball IQ: Sullinger displays excellent basketball IQ in terms of decision making and fundamental defense.
Awareness: I wonder why Sullinger displays such good awareness. Is it because he went to Ohio State or is it because he is so good with decision making when holding on to the basketball. I’m going with the latter.
Intangibles: I love the intangibles that Sullinger displays because he defends real well by crashing the boards and executing rebounds on the perimeter.
Passer: Sullinger is great at finding other open players by passing the basketball.
Shot Blocker: Sullinger has an athletic jump and is an excellent shot blocker.
Short Distance Shooter: Sullinger is an excellent short distance shooter. Converting short distance shots and layups.
Medium Distance Shooter: I’ve seen Sullinger make some shots from medium distance.
Two Position Player: Sullinger can mainly play power forward, but his secondary position is center.
Production: Jared Sullinger provides excellent production as a shooter.
Potential: I think Sullinger has enormous potential to be an all star center.
Footwork: Jared Sullinger has terrible footwork and that may show in the NBA.
Long Distance Shooter: Sullinger is not a good long distance shooter.
My Thoughts on Jared Sullinger. Jared Sullinger has a great chance to succeed in the NBA, but he has very sloppy footwork and needs to improve his long distance shooting before he takes his game to the next level.