Bye, Bye Buckeye - Oden To Enter NBA Draft

By Chris Lauderback on April 19, 2007 at 10:18 pm
conleycookoden.jpgC'mon, Cook. Use your head. Be a lottery pick next year.

This feels redundant but it sounds like a statement will be issued Friday confirming Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook will announce their intent to enter this year's NBA Draft. Oden will not go back on his decision while Conley and Cook will at least keep that option open by not signing with an agent before the June 18 deadline to back out of the draft and return to OSU.

At this point, I just hope Cook does the right thing for himself and returns for another year. All the money hounds in his life need to chill - in fact, they'll be able to sponge much more cash out of him if they just wait a year. As for Greg and Mike - thanks for the magical run to the Final Four. No intelligent basketball fan can argue with their choices to leave and more importantly, how mature they were when going through the decision making process.