Jared Sullinger gets into great shape for 2011-12
When he arrived on campus from Columbus Northland High School, Sullinger weighed 292 pounds, according to assistant coach Jeff Boals. At OSU’s basketball media day on Thursday, Sullinger was down to 264 pounds on his 6-foot-9 frame. His muscles are more defined. His cheeks appeared almost gaunt.
“He’s lost all his baby fat,” Boals said.
Sullinger might succumb to a Domino’s Pizza temptation occasionally, but Boals said Sullinger gave up his frequent trips to Five Guys for hamburgers.
Rather than eating three big meals a day, Sullinger said, he switched to five or six small ones to keep his metabolism high. He limited his splurges to about once a month. He said he took the Buckeyes’ off-season program more seriously.
“There were times I could have gotten out of the gym and I decided to stay and work on my game by myself,” Sullinger said.
-- Reported by the Akron Beacon Journal