Sullinger gives up last 2 OSU years for NBA

Published: Wednesday, April 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two-time Ohio State All-American forward Jared Sullinger is moving on to the NBA.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore announced on Wednesday that he is giving up his final two seasons with the Buckeyes to make himself available for the NBA draft on June 28.

Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds a game while shooting 52 percent from the field, 77 percent at the line and 40 percent on 3-pointers while leading the Buckeyes to a 31-8 record and a Final Four berth.

Deshaun Thomas, a 6-7 sophomore at Ohio State, is also considering the NBA.

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