I'm not one for rumors, or one to start rumors, but I heard something yesterday from a credible source that Terrence Jennings might be leaving early to play professional basketball in Europe. At first when I heard this, I thought it was a joke, but then realized who was saying it, and thought there might be some validity. After speaking with other people, there was another response from within that "he is still trying to decide to go pro or not." My utter concern is for TJ, who I've grown to really enjoy as a basketball player, and thought was one of the true highlights of this year. When not in foul trouble, he is a potential game changer around the basket. My first thought, was why leave early for Europe* basketball? Obviously I don't know his or his family's financial burdens, I know times are tough. But then looking at the team, it does make some sense when you think about the numbers. At Center next year we will have Gorgui who has all the potential in the world, Tony Woods the big man shot blocker from Wake, and incoming freshman Zach Price from j-town who is improved big time his senior year. Those guys could all easily get PT, on top of Jennings. I don't know if he is thinking he won't get enough PT, or he really needs the money, but I think with another full year of Pitino, he could still develop into a great player.
Just wanted to get some opinions on the matter, and/or hear your thoughts. I would love to still have TJ next year obviously, but at the same time, I feel like the C position wont be a concern with Gorgui/Price/Woods.