Following Ohio State's loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, Jared Sullinger promised to stay in school for his sophomore season instead of becoming an early declaration for the 2011 NBA Draft.

"I'm going to be an Ohio State Buckeye next year," he said. "This isn't why I came here, to come in here and see my seniors in here crying. I came here to win a national championship."

Sullinger insists he won't change his mind after he has had more time to reconsider.

"I'm a man of my word," Sullinger said. "I don't change my word and no one changes it for me. This is what I want."

Sullinger was a projected top-10 pick if he were to declare.