Cardinal Rule: Jennings To Hire An Agent

       With just a few days left before the May 8th withdrawal deadline, if you're a second round prospect, it's usually best to return to school to try and improve your stock; especially if you're a starter on a team expected to compete for a league title. But Louisville forward Terrence Jennings didn't get that memo and is willing to take that risk by signing with an agent, therefore forfeiting his remaining year of eligibility.

        We like Jennings as prospect down the road, but that's just what he is- a prospect. He's a long, springy-athletic 4-man with potential, but he's not there year. He would greatly benefit from another year of schooling under Rick Pitino, especially as the starting forward with three other returnees to the lineup in 2011-12. He's still raw offensively and has a questionable motor- something he could not only work on this offseason, but next season as his minutes continue to climb.

        Jennings will likely be a late second-round selection, but will spend most of his days in the NBDL.

By President Corey Ruff - 5-4-11