Sullinger, father win Naismith awards

Updated: March 10, 2010, 7:14 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A father and son have won Naismith Awards as the top prep boys coach and player in the country.

Jared Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 senior who led Columbus Northland High School to an undefeated season, was honored Wednesday as the top player.

His father and coach, James "Satch" Sullinger, received the award as the top boys high school coach.

Northland (21-0) is ranked No. 1 by USA Today. The younger Sullinger, who has signed to play at Ohio State next year, led the Vikings to the state title a year ago.

Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) senior Chiney Ogwumike won the girls award and the top girls coach was Sean Casey of The Peddie School in Highstown, N.J.

The awards are presented by The Atlanta Tipoff Club.


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