Jared Sullinger remains uninvited at 2012 NBA drafts
In spite of the cover-ups story and encouraging reports offered by Jared Sullinger and sources close to the player, they remained unsuccessful in turning around bad media publicity. Hence, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson stated that Jared Sullinger would not receive an invitation to the NBA drafts, since they had determined that the player would not land anywhere between the top 15 picks.
"He's more likely to go in the teens or in the 20s," told Stu Jackson.. "We continue to have contact with teams, but at this late date we don't anticipate inviting him."
Jared Sullinger will instead spend Thursday night at a Columbus restaurant with his family instead of the green room in Newark's Prudential Center where the 2012 NBA drafts will take place. Satch Sullinger said that the family will organize a social gathering at a Columbus since they did not foresee the two-time All-American receiving an invitation to the NBA drafts by Monday.
"We haven't been invited, so we're not going to go," he said.
Even though, the official list for players attending the NBA 2012 drafts will be launched on Tuesday. However, Stu Jackson had already told the drafts prospects about their inclusion since they have to be in New York for the 2012 NBA drafts.
The Detroit Pistons, who hold the ninth draft pick, invited Jared Sullinger for a workout on Monday. Last week, Jared Sullinger cancelled a previously scheduled workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers since after deliberation the family determined he stood no chance for the franchise’s 4th draft pick.
Jared Sullinger previously had workouts with the New Orleans Hornets (with No.10 pick), Portland Trail Blazers (with No.11 pick), Golden State Warriors (with No.7 and No.30 picks) and the Toronto Raptors (with no.8 pick).
Jared Sullinger’s agent David Falk has been restlessly at work to give on air encouraging updates regarding the player’s back problem.
Satch Sullinger maintained that his son had managed to remain calm and discovering he will be unable to shake hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the drafts. But Jared Sullinger is still hopeful about the future.
"He wants the opportunity to play," stated Satch Sullinger. "He knows he'll play in the NBA. All it does is give him motivation. This just keeps him hungry and he'll earn it. It's a business. He's going to play in the NBA, whatever number he goes doesn't matter. He's going to be like a top five pick in the NBA."