Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 47 Jared Sullinger

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No. 47: Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is currently ranked as the nation’s top boys basketball player. He’s also a member of the nation’s No. 1 team.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is currently ranked as the nation’s top boys basketball player. He’s also a member of the nation’s No. 1 team.

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, 2006-2010:
The 2009 Ohio Mr. Basketball winner led Northland to its first state
title last year by hitting a pair of free throws in the closing
seconds. Ranked as the No. 1 power forward in the country as a senior
this season, Sullinger could/should win his second Mr. Basketball
award. The Vikings, ranked No. 1/2 in the country, could/should also
win their second straight D-I state title and possibly a national
championship.

Thanks in part to Sullinger’s dominance, the
Vikings have navigated a beefed up schedule that’s included nationally
televised games against nationally ranked teams (then-No. 1) Findlay
Prep (NV) and (then-No. 9) Oak Hill Academy (VA) unscathed. Northland
is currently ranked No. 1 in the country by USA Today.  In the two
televised games, Sullinger has been at his best (37 points and 34
rebounds combined).

An Ohio State recruit and part of the
Buckeyes No. 1 ranked  recruiting class, Sullinger should also appear
in March’s McDonald’s All-American game at the Schottenstein Center.

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2009 JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS


2008-2009 NORTHLAND SEASON RECAP


COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

 

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