When asked about coming back for his Senior season Thabeet said, “I’m not sure. I don’t have a schedule. I was looking forward to play on Monday. So far I don’t have any plans.”
Bull. My friend, Thabeet is as good as gone and he very well should be.
Uconn could be losing nearly all of their core players–and are definitely losing a great deal of them without question.
AJ Price and Jeff Adrien are going to be 2nd round draft picks. Stanley Robinson is a Junior but is already projected to be a potential second round draft pick (believe it or not).Apparently this assessment is based solely on athleticism. I think Kemba Walker will be back, however there is an outside shot that he could get word he will be drafted and he could take off.
Who knows how Dyson’s knee is going to recover? As you can gather, this team is not going to be nearly as good as they were this year. Even regardless of the fact that the team is going to be completely different, Thabeet simply has nothing more to gain.
In 2007 Thabeet was predicted to be a first round pick. In 2008 he was predicted to be a lottery pick. This year he is a top 3 pick almost without question and if not for Blake Griffin we could be talking #1 overall.
I don’t know who was whispering in Thabeet’s ear the past 2 seasons to stay in school but he made, probably himself, as well as Hasheem a lot of guaranteed money by doing so.