INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 12: Jared Sullinger #0 and Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes react against the Michigan Wolverines during the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 12, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday afternoon, the NBA officially announced the names of the players invited to the Draft Combine being held in Chicago on June 7-8 and the Ohio State Buckeyes had two representatives in the form of senior guard William Buford and sophomore power forward Jared Sullinger.
Sullinger and Buford were both members of the Ohio State team that reached the Final Four this past season. Sullinger was expected to enter the draft last year, but decided to return to Ohio State for his sophomore season. Now, he has decided to test his value at the next level. Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during the 2011-12 season and was a Sporting News first-team All-American in 2012 (in addition to 2011). He is projected by many sources to be a Top-10 pick in this year's draft.
Buford averaged 14.5 points, 5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this year. He is projected as the 52nd best player in the Top 100 on DraftExpress.com.
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Ohio State forward DeShaun Thomas will return to Ohio State for his junior year as a Buckeye, head coach Thad Matta announced Friday afternoon.
"DeShaun, his family and our coaching staff have spent the last week evaluating his future," Matta said. "DeShaun determined he wants to remain a Buckeye. We are looking forward to building on the success our team enjoyed in 2011-12 with Deshaun playing a significant role next year."
After Jared Sullinger's decision to enter the NBA Draft, DeShaun Thomas is the Buckeyes leading returning scorer, having averaged 15.9 points per game. Thomas also averaged 5.4 rebounds while shooting 52% from the field.
Ohio State went all the way to the Final Four, succumbing to Kansas in the national semifinal.
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Ohio State has announced that Jared Sullinger will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon where it's expected that he will make an announcement on a decision to enter the NBA Draft.