|Ohio State's Mullens jumping to NBA|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 26 March 2009 11:05|
The 7-foot freshman said Thursday he would declare himself available for the NBA draft, the fifth Buckeyes player in the last three seasons to leave after playing one year.
The Columbus-area native came off the bench for 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds a game. He shot 64 percent from the field to set a freshman record for the Buckeyes, who lost to Siena in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
After Ohio State went 35-4 and lost in the national championship game two years ago, freshmen Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook were taken in the first round of the draft.
Last season, 7-foot freshman Kosta Koufos was taken by Utah.