Jared Sullinger was once a shoe-in for the NBA Draft lottery. Had he come out last year, instead of this year, he probably would have been top 6 or 7. Now with news stories about his back issues swirling about, he's fallen out of the top 20, maybe even the top 25, probably. The fact that he's not even invited to the NBA Draft in New York City means he's almost certainly out … [Read more...] about Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger not invited to NBA Draft
I believe the best compliment you can ever give a point guard is "excellent distributor." I asked Ohio State "1" Aaron Craft what he thought of the term at Big Ten media day. "I'll take any kind words I can get," he responded. Craft has had the benefit of playing with a marquee player in Jared Sullinger; giving him a strong force to work the ball inside … [Read more...] about Ohio State’s Aaron Craft: Best Distributor in College Basketball?
The eastern and western outskirts of what we call "the Midwest" will meet on Saturday in the prime time national semifinal game. The 2008 national champion Kansas Jayhawks will meet the 2007 runner-up Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Final Four. Let's break it down! … [Read more...] about #2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks: everything you need to know
In today’s media world, never overlook the power of the “retweet,” or the “RT.” It’s today’s online journalistic currency because it serves as a cosign statement or endorsement of what you just tweeted. And I get my highest number of RTs whenever I tweet things like: “BREAKING NEWS: Jared Sullinger gets away with changing his pivot foot.” Or “BREAKING UPDATE: Jared … [Read more...] about Ohio St.’s Jared Sullinger: NBA “star calls” in college
The Big Ten conference as a whole may take a step backward this college basketball season, but their star power will remain high this hoops season. The AP All-American preseason first team was released a few short hours ago, and the league made a very tremendous impact on that very short list. Ohio State's Jared Sullinger was the only unanimous choice of the 65-member … [Read more...] about Preseason All-America Hoops Team Released; Buckeyes Sullinger Only Unanimous Choice
Not even a slow start could stop the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes from blowing out #8 George Mason 98-66 in front of essentially a home-crowd in the 3rd Round of the NCAA Tournament. As Gus Johnson so eloquently exclaimed "Home Cookin," because Cleveland native David Lighty was brilliant with a game-high 25 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. Lighty wasn't … [Read more...] about Ohio State Pounds George Mason 98-66: NCAA 3rd Round Rapid Reaction
Earlier this college basketball season, NU took the #1 (and then undefeated) Ohio State Buckeyes down to the final minute, and lost by just one in Evanston. And today the Wildcats had a lead on the #1 in both polls Buckeyes, but couldn't close the deal. A day after Northwestern senior Juice Thompson put the point in point guard (breaking the Big Ten Tournament single game … [Read more...] about #1 Ohio State Buckeyes get Serious Scare from Northwestern
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announces today the 2010-11 Naismith midseason list of the top 30 men’s basketball talent in the nation. After three months of phenomenal college basketball play, several players are distinguishing themselves as reflected in the list. The midseason 30 list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player … [Read more...] about Naimsith Award List Narrowed Down to 30