Jared Sullinger To Enter Draft

April 4 2012 at 1:50pm CDT By Luke Adams

1:50pm: Sullinger has made it official, announcing his decision in a press conference at Ohio State's Value City Arena with coach Thad Matta, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com).

11:26am: Jared Sullinger will announce this afternoon that he'll forgo his final two years at Ohio State and enter the NBA draft, tweets Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.

Sullinger, a sophomore, averaged 17.5 PPG and 9.2 RPG on .519/.400/.768 shooting in 37 games this season, and helped lead Ohio State to a deep NCAA tournament run. The Buckeyes were eliminated by Kansas in the Final Four.

At times, Sullinger was considered a potential top-five pick, though the big man's stock has slipped a little due to questions about his below-the-rim approach. ESPN.com's Chad Ford has Sullinger being picked 13th in his most recent mock draft, while NBADraft.net has him going off the board at ninth overall.

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