Louisville Cardinal guard Russ Smith said he hopes to decide by Wednesday whether he will enter the NBA draft, Eric Crawford with WDRB reported on Monday.
Russ Smith says he hopes to make a decision on the NBA on Wednesday.— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) April 22, 2013
The junior guard helped lead the Cardinals to the NCAA Championship this year, and although he didn't have the finest of performances in the title game against the Michigan Wolverines, Smith had a fantastic run through the tournament, averaging 22.3 points per game.
Smith has remained non-committal about the affair since his father told reporters right after the title win that his son was going pro. And he has until Sunday, April 28 to make a decision to enter the NBA Draft.
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Smith said he has been losing sleep over the decision and wants to wait until he meets with coach Rick Pitino before making the decision.
Russ Smith says he's still 50-50 on NBA. Will decide after meeting with Pitino.— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) April 22, 2013
Russ Smith: "I been losing sleep" over decision to stay or go.— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) April 22, 2013
Russ Smith says if he leaves, he is leaving behind his teammates. But if he stays he is leaving behind a year of his pro career.— rickbozich (@rickbozich) April 22, 2013