In an entirely expected move, UConn's junior center Hasheem Thabeet has declared for the NBA draft. Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn broke the story this afternoon, ending days of unrealistic hopes about his future in Storrs.
Thabeet told Winn: "I sat down with my friends and family, and with my coaches, and have decided I want to give up my last year at UConn so I can put my name in the draft ... I know that my family and my coaches are always looking out for the best for me, and I believe what they've all told me -- that this is the right time to turn pro."
As much as I would personally love to see Thabeet suit up for one more year, his stock will never be higher and it is definitely time for him to go. Good luck Hasheem, I hope you enjoy the millions upon millions of dollars.