Last week, there was a lot of hemming and hawing about early draft entries for UCLA standouts Darren Collison and Kevin Love. First, there was a leaked announcement that they would enter. Then, that announcement was frozen by coach Ben Howland.
Love should enter the draft. No question. (Find that guy an agent!)
But Collison, I'm not so sure about. He got eaten alive by Derrick Rose in the game against Memphis and looked out of sorts at times in the tourney. Don't get me wrong, he has identifiable NBA skills. But I'm not so sure he can hang with the physical aspect of the NBA yet. To improve his chances I think he should stay in school, help UCLA win a national title (not such a stretch considering they signed Jrue Holliday) and re-enter in 2009.
2008 NBA Draft Early Entry Candidates