Jared Sullinger, a potential No. 1 pick, has learned to use his lower-body strength to control the painted area.

When Ohio State coach Michael Clouse first set eyes upon Sullinger five years ago, one thing stood out.

"I immediately fell in love with his butt," Clouse said.

Now as an Ohio State freshman, Sullinger has taken that part of his body and bulled his way through the Big Ten men's basketball season, not only because he has it, but because he knows how to use it.

Sullinger’s backside is a unique trait that gives him an edge at what he does best -- which is to maneuver inside, whether grabbing rebounds, pinning a defender while making a post move or creating a wall so other teammates can drive to the basket.