Sully Makes it an Even 10

By Chris Lauderback on January 31, 2011 at 10:48a

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btalbert25's picture

I may be way off base, but I'm not convinced Sullinger is a lock to be 1 and done.  To be sure, he is a tremendous college player, but do his skills right now translate to a lottery pick in the NBA draft?  Is a 6'9" center something NBA teams are looking for.  I would think at 6'9"  Sullinger is going to have to develop a little bit more than a post game to be a lottery pick.  I think about Patrick Patterson at UK.  He was very similar his Frosh and Sophomore seasons to Sullinger this year. He could've been drafted earlier to be sure, but he became much more attractive when he started hitting jumpers from mid and long range.  Just based on skill, at the size, wouldn't Terence Jones be more likely to be drafted then Sully? 

I'm definitely not taking anything away fromt he kid, he's been phenominal.  I just don't know neccessarily that his points/rebounds translate into a top5 pick for the NBA draft.

Luke's picture

He'd be a 4 in the association, I don't think there's much doubt. His buzz is enough to catapult him into the high lottery, but there certainly are a number of scouts/GMs who aren't high on him as well. If he comes back, I'm not sure it's a stock issue as much as him loving college/wanting to be 19.

btalbert25's picture

I figure he'd still be a first round pick. Just didn't know how high he would go.  He just isn't the stereotypical 1 and done type player. He's not a flashy player and he's very modest.  That's what I like about him though, he's a blue collar player, and those are the kinds of guys I love to watch.