This has been a crazy few hours, with stories going in every direction. First, Daniel Orton has declared for the draft and will not hire an agent, and now the website DraftExpress.com claims that Demarcus Cousins (who is at the game) has said that Darnell Dodson will not be back at Kentucky next season. The story from Draft Express’s Twitter account is that Cousins says Dodson is “declaring for the draft.” While I have not heard about the notion of Dodson declaring for the draft, today has been full of stories that Darnell Dodson will not be returning either way to the team.
If Dodson ends up leaving (and everything I have heard today points in that direction), that would mean only four returning players for UK next year, Deandre Liggins, Darius Miller, Jon Hood (who is also the subject of transfer rumors) and Josh Harrellson. Wow.
UPDATE: What a crazy night….Daniel Orton is now saying his father was incorrect and that he has not as of yet made a decision. Here is his statement:
I have not declared for the NBA Draft. I’m currently weighing my options and will make a decision prior to the deadline.