Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/22/12
Editor's note: This is the eighth in a seriesexamining top prospects in the NBA Draft. Profiles are based on conversationswith NBA general managers and scouts.Youve heard the positives:Jared Sullinger has soft hands, a great feel for the game, an ability to powerhis way through taller defenders and find a way to score. Hes strong, smart, athrowback, and mostly, a winner.But youve also heard therest: Sullinger isnt athletic enough, lacks explosiveness, is glued to the lowpost, and is too small (6-foot-9) to play his style in the NBA.So whats the truth about the bigman from Ohio State?Well, its likely somewherein between, said one NBA GM. I think hes probably a little better in someareas than people give him credit for, and maybe not as good in some otherareas. His physical skills are average, but he knows how to play in the lowpost in spite of it. So, make of that what you will.As far as Sullingers overalloffense, the scouting website DraftExpress.com put it this way:Where he's even ...
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  • Sullinger's decision to go pro was based on his lack of ability becoming more appearant. This article said he had good ability to dribble the ball before going for the hole. In fact, if the writer had watched all of his games (like I did), he would have seen that when Sullinger tried to be a ball handler, he would either lose the ball or otherwise have it stripped. Additionally, he was selfish in that when his mind/heart wasn't in the game, his production showed it. I doubt a large paycheck will make a difference in that respect. He really needed one more year at Ohio State and, Matta would have needed to concentrate on coaching this young man more on the fundamentals of the game. Sullinger also has a problem with physical ability. His vertical jump is maybe, 10 inches and, on consecutive fast-breaks, he would get winded. Ohio State didn't play as many fast-breaks as they could have because of Sullinger.

    I like Sullinger as a person but, he won't be much more in the NBA than a well-paid bench polisher. He should go in one of the last couple of rounds.

    By the way, who proof-reads Amico's articles ?
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