Keyon Dooling chose his advisors wisely when he elected to consult Quin Snyder regarding his decision to turn pro, instead of calling me. Because I advised him here two months ago that he could use another year of college basketball. Another year of seasoning, I thought, might even elevate Dooling all the way to lottery pick status, which means one of the top 13 picks. Of course, Keyon disregarded my sound advice, and ended up only being the tenth pick in the draft. Anybody else want my advice? As I’ve said here before, Dooling went about this decision the right way. He gave himself options, leaving open until the final days the possibility of returning to school. But the word he was getting was that he would be taken high in the draft, and he obviously had good sources. He may not have an immediate impact in the NBA, but at least he can make millions while he learns. Good for him. No reasonable person can look at the situation now and say Dooling should have stayed in school. I wish every player thinking about making the leap would look at things as carefully as Dooling did.
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