POSTED BY: Igor Obradovic
Shenzhen Leopards (CBA) agreed terms with 29-year old American forward Jared Sullinger (206cm-128kg-92, college: Ohio State). Sullinger joins another USA player Askia Booker who is already in the roster.
In his first game he scored 4 points and grabbed 3 rebounds helping his new team beat Nanjing TX MK 120-84. It is actually his comeback to Aviators as he has played here before. He played last season at Anyang KGC in South Korean KBL league. In 20 games he had very impressive stats: 27.1ppg, 12.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. Sullinger was also named League Player of the Week (3 times).
In 2012 he was drafted by Boston Celtics (NBA) in first round (21st overall). The former Ohio State standout is in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Toronto Raptors), NBA G League (Raptors 905 Missisauga) and The Basketball Tournament (Carmen’s Crew). Sullinger won Korean KBL championship title in 2021.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 2nd Team back in 2018.