2012 NBA Draft Results: Jared Sullinger Selected By Celtics With No. 21 Pick

With the No. 21 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Jared Sullinger from Ohio State.

Sullinger would almost assuredly have been a top-5 pick in 2011, and perhaps the No. 1 pick overall. But he remained in school to take another shot at it with Ohio State. This class is much more stacked, pushing Sullinger down a bit. Reports of a back condition didn't help either. But Sullinger has a proven record as a scorer and rebounder in Columbus, and looks to prove he deserved to go higher. He averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game last season, shooting a great 52 percent from the floor. He's a natural if undersized power forward who has shown a decent stroke from the perimeter. Adding a reliable jumper from 18 feet would boost Sullinger's potential quite a bit.

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