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Jared Sullinger is still on the outside looking in when it comes to the NBA after getting released from the Phoenix Suns earlier this year. Sullinger has clearly yet to gain significant interest from any NBA squads looking to take a chance on the former Celtic big man as he's joined a team of Ohio State alumni to play in The Basketball Tournament:



It seems our old pal Sully is thrilled to be playing competitive ball again. The Basketball Tournament is a 64-team NCAA bracket style tournament featuring generally college-level talent that wasn't quite NBA caliber and most teams are comprised of alumni from a particular school, as is the case with Sullinger's Ohio State team. The teams are vying for a $2 million cash prize that is awarded to the champions.

Sullinger's team, The Scarlet & Gray, has won their first two games and while he looked solid in his first matchup recording 18 points and 11 rebounds on 6 for 10 shooting his next game was less than stellar as he recorded only 6 points on 2 of 7 from the field. Not a great look for a guy trying to get back in the NBA if he can't dominate at this level.

I would imagine if Jared, only 25 years old, can't latch on with an NBA squad before training camps open he'll be looking to take his game overseas in an attempt to revive a career that was at one point rather promising. Just a little over a year ago he signed a 1-year $5.6 million deal with the Raptors but a foot injury derailed his only season up North limiting him to just 11 games before being traded to Phoenix for PJ Tucker, where he was subsequently waived by by the Suns.




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Mark Allison 7/17/2017 11:57:00 AM Edit
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