Question: Dom, Excluding a handful of Final Four participants, it seems that the majority of the potential early entry candidates for the NBA draft have revealed themselves. Can we read anything into the relative silence from the Drummond and Lamb camps? Do you think they are seriously considering staying at UCONN? Or waiting on NCAA to confirm APR ruling? Other factors?
A: I wouldn’t read much into it, Steve, no. … They’re just preserving their options. The timing is new and a little strange now. Players can “test waters” now and have until April 10 to declare they are going back to school. But then, they can declare they’re entering the draft as late as April 29, so that’s really the key date. The only reason to declare now is if you are so certain you’re going that there’s no need to keep options open. Lamb is thought to be getting close to a decision and its hard to imagine at this point he is staying. Drummond has more to think about, in terms of his own readiness. I would guess the only unresolved factor that might push one of them out or back in is the status of the coach.