Sullinger named to AP All-America team | BuckeyeXtra

Jared Sullinger became the seventh freshman in the last five years to earn first-team, All-America honors from the Associated Press. Full Story
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Mayorarnett

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 28, 2011
Congrates to Jared Sullinger. You share this honor with the rest of the Buckeyes who passed you the ball. What a magical season!
juan Hector

Westerville, OH

#2 Mar 28, 2011
Who is the stupid fool that didn't vote Fredette an All-American?
Clint

Fairfield, OH

#3 Mar 28, 2011
Great News ... Go Jared Sullinger ! The 2010-11 Basketball Buckeyes ended up with a 34 - 3 record + 1 in the Land . The Buckeyes had 3 true freshmen in Jared Sullinger , Aaron Craft , Deshaun Thomas ,+ 1 junior in William Buford and 3 seniors in David Lighty , Jon Diebler , and Dallas Lauderdale . The 2011 -12 Basketball Season just might be even better .... Holy Buckeye ! Go Bucks
Jonathon Rogers

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 28, 2011
juan Hector wrote:
Who is the stupid fool that didn't vote Fredette an All-American?
Some hater that don't deserve a vote thats for sure.
My view

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 28, 2011
Go pro Jared! Get what belongs to you now. Do not stay at OSU and risk injury that will lead to diminished or no earnings from the NBA. Staying at OSU is not in your or your family's best interest.

You should making millions for your talents - not giving them away. You will be making millions for the coaches and universities while you get nothing.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#6 Mar 28, 2011
Glad to see him get the recognition...now he needs to come back and fight for national POY next year. Work on your mid-range jumpers and improve your overall game in the offseason.
Sherri

Denver, CO

#7 Mar 28, 2011
WOW I was just getting ready to crack this joke and 'My View" beat me to it. Well the Mi player feels his game against Duke made him great enough for the NBA draft according to HIS BRO...fam will ruin you everytime! hahahahahaha

Jared PLZ keep your head on straight (GREAT B10 intv post game)but your fam doesn't sound GREEDY. They want you to enjoy your college years!!!

Congrat Handsome Baby Buckeye!!!You're winning for THE TEAM....
TNBuckeye

Hendersonville, TN

#8 Mar 28, 2011
My view wrote:
Go pro Jared! Get what belongs to you now. Do not stay at OSU and risk injury that will lead to diminished or no earnings from the NBA. Staying at OSU is not in your or your family's best interest.
You should making millions for your talents - not giving them away. You will be making millions for the coaches and universities while you get nothing.
Do you really feel you know what is in his best interest more so than his own mother and father? It appears that he trusts his parents and has a goal to win a National Championship. Money is not everything to every person.
Ehh

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 28, 2011
My view wrote:
Go pro Jared! Get what belongs to you now. Do not stay at OSU and risk injury that will lead to diminished or no earnings from the NBA. Staying at OSU is not in your or your family's best interest.
You should making millions for your talents - not giving them away. You will be making millions for the coaches and universities while you get nothing.
Well, your view is certainly that. It's valid, for the most part, and many talented college frosh have done just that with varying levels of success. B.J.- excuse me, Byron Mullens and Kosta Koufos went after the dollars...yet how much more could they be making had they stayed for some seasoning? It can be argued both *did* do what was best for their families, but (barring Greg Oden-like fragility, of course) Sullinger is almost certainly making the best choice, long-term.

Even though he is well ahead of where Mullens and Koufos were, there is no question Sullinger can better himself, his skills, his draft status and, yes, his income with another year at least. Besides, I think his family has already weighed in on what is in their "best interest", not to mention the fact that Sullinger actually enjoys being in college. For those who don't remember (or never went) college can indeed be among the best of times life can offer.

Welcome back, Sully. Enjoy the ride and congrats on this well-deserved honor.
Blue_Ha_Ha

Toledo, OH

#10 Mar 28, 2011
TNBuckeye wrote:
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Do you really feel you know what is in his best interest more so than his own mother and father? It appears that he trusts his parents and has a goal to win a National Championship. Money is not everything to every person.
Agree. His pro career could be over in an instant, but his degree will be with him always. Go Jared, you're doing the honorable thing (a scarce commodity in this day and age).
huuu

Westerville, OH

#11 Mar 28, 2011
If you go pro , Cleavland is hiring . They Suck , but they don't expect much from their players .
lets compare facts

Ada, OH

#12 Mar 28, 2011
Congratulations! What a pleasure it was to watch Sullinger and his teammates this season. Jared will be a sucess no matter what path he follows. He has skills that can't be taught on the court or in the classroom.
DrippingwithSarc asm

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 28, 2011
Blue_Ha_Ha wrote:
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Agree. His pro career could be over in an instant, but his degree will be with him always. Go Jared, you're doing the honorable thing (a scarce commodity in this day and age).
I always love when people sermonize about the value of staying in school vs. the opportunity to set yourself up financially for the rest of your life. How many 18/19 YO's would turn down a whole bunch of money playing BB or fixing computers or playing music, just so they can gather their cap and gown? None, that's how many? That thinking is ridiculous. Isn't that what the free market is all about?
Thoroughly disgusted

Dublin, OH

#15 Mar 28, 2011
What are the two differences between Jared Sullinger and the Tat5? 1. Supportive parents who taught him the right things in life.(i.e. No selling trinkets) 2. A coach who has at least a smidgen of honesty.
Just a Thought

Cleveland, OH

#16 Mar 28, 2011
After the beating UK and Harrelson put on Jared, I think he needs to come back. He got exposed - If Harrelson can man-handle him, what do you the NBA will do?
Hank

Fairfield, OH

#17 Mar 28, 2011
Nothing wrong with the young man staying in college . Sounds like Jared Sullinger is having fun at basketball + fun going to school . It's difficult to turn down millions but having fun and staying with your peers is just as important . There's a whole life to live and to work ..... Have some fun , go to school + learning and listen to your coaches will help prepare you the Pros better than anything . There are a lot of sharks in the waters when you turn Pro . Go Buckeye Basketball in 2011 -12 season . Jared Sullinger is a winner .
The 1

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 28, 2011
Buckeye in Tampa

Dade City, FL

#19 Mar 28, 2011
Just a Thought wrote:
After the beating UK and Harrelson put on Jared, I think he needs to come back. He got exposed - If Harrelson can man-handle him, what do you the NBA will do?
Your comment is such a joke. 21 and 16. Did you even look at the box score? or are you just not very smart? perhaps, both.
you give off the impression you're just someone that wants to see their words appear on a screen because you think it gives you some sort of power or that it carries some weight or influence, when, in fact, it reveals so much more about you than I think you'd like people to know (certainly more than I care to know). If you (and others with such little to say) would just be more thoughtful with their comments, we'd all enjoy it a little more. But, hey, it's a free world, so spout on...
bullpucky

Athens, OH

#20 Mar 28, 2011
Great job Jared....you come from a great b-ball family and get that education while you can! Then.....go pro.......
Of course, that's not OUR business, but yours to make.....
Ehh

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 28, 2011
DrippingwithSarcasm wrote:
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I always love when people sermonize about the value of staying in school vs. the opportunity to set yourself up financially for the rest of your life. How many 18/19 YO's would turn down a whole bunch of money playing BB or fixing computers or playing music, just so they can gather their cap and gown? None, that's how many? That thinking is ridiculous. Isn't that what the free market is all about?
I realize you weren't responding to me, but...Andrew Luck? Explain how his circumstance is different from Sullinger's, and I would be most interested to hear why you find his thinking "ridiculous." Free market can involve more than just selling your skills to the highest bidder, there is an element of choice, too.

For the record, I'm not advocating Sullinger should stay for his degree - I think one more year at OSU would make him a lottery pick, if he isn't already. But *if* he wants to stay that long in order to get his degree, why shouldn't he? Perhaps it's a lifelong goal; maybe he's saying "I can make it more than basketball, I can be successful at whatever I want in my life." I have no idea, I've never met him, don't what drives him. But why should we criticize someone for doing something other than what we would do in the same situation?

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