Sullinger, who is regarded as one of the top players in Ohio, can score inside and outside, he runs the floor well and plays tough defense.
“We’re very happy and pleased that we could go out and get J.J.,” Richardson said. “We’re getting a swing guard who can play three positions (point guard, shooting guard and wing). We were fortunate to come across J.J. He’s going to be an outstanding player for us.”
Sullinger, an all-state selection last year after averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists a game at Worthington High School, was named a Nike All-American after being invited to the Nike camp last summer.
“He’s a slasher,” Richardson said. “He has great instincts, makes good passes, has good quickness and great awareness. He’s in the same mode as (juniors) Teddy Gipson and Brandon Dean. He understands the game and will fit in very well.”
Arkansas, which returns 11 of 12 lettermen from last year’s Southeastern Conference Tournament championship team, loses just one senior this year, 6-4 guard-forward Brandon Davis.