I believe in you Jared!!
As I mentioned before, I am from Ohio. I am a product of Ohio State. Both my parents went there. I grew up watching Ohio State football and Ohio State basketball. If I had ever mentioned “Michigan” in the house, my dad would probably have disowned me. Anyway, I still follow all things related to Ohio State. Football is a no brainer. We have one of the best teams in the country, year in and year out. Basketball on the other hand, has only been great from time to time. Some of you may remember the greats such as Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, Dennis Hopson, Herb Williams, Jim Jackson, Perry Carter, Michael Redd, Scoonie Penn, Greg Oden, Mike Conley, and the most recent Evan Turner. Turner was drafted #2 overall by the 76ers a few weeks ago. Despite all these great players, we only won one championship, in 1960 (with the help of Lucas, Havlicek, and Bobby Knight).
I am hoping that this year will be different… much different. We finally have a player who was destined to be a Buckeye. His name is Jared Sullinger. If you want to read more about him, check out this Yahoo article. You can also read this ESPN article, which talks more about Ohio State’s chances this year. While he may only be a Freshman this Fall, I certainly have high hopes for his career. I think he is a stud now, and he will only get better.
He went to Northland High School, where his father coaches. He has two brothers who played basketball, including J.J. who played at Ohio State. One of my friends from middle school ended up attending Northland. They always had a good football team but never a good basketball program. I guess the new coach changed all that since I’ve been out of the country. I remember driving by that school many times on my way to my mom’s school. Not the most exciting place to drive by to tell you the truth.
It is interesting how such an average school like Northland can produce someone so special like Jared. Now, I know he’s no LeBron James. But I can only hope that he will someday be as dominant in the college level.
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