Pitino: Terry Rozier Will Turn Pro (and Press Conference)

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 3:57pm by Ethan Moore

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Coach Pitino announced it earlier today and it was later confirmed by outside sources, Terry Rozier will turn pro. The 6’1 guard from Younstown, Ohio helped his cause with a solid NCAA showing, highlighted by a 17-point, 14-rebound performance against NC State.  Rozier closed out his sophomore year averaging 17.2 ppg and 5.5 rpg.

It didn’t take long for University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to confirm what we had been expecting – two players are leaving the program for the NBA.

Pitino said on Monday during his season wrap-up press conference that junior Montrezl Harrell and sophomore Terry Rozier were both “100 percent” going to turn professional and put their names into the NBA Draft.

“They’re both leaving, yes, 100 percent,” Pitino said. “It’s the right thing to do for both of them. You may have some doubts about Terry, but I don’t.”

Plus, it’s hard to argue with this….

“Terry looks at home and sees his mom working two jobs, and she’s going 16, 17 hours a day,” Pitino said. “And he says, ‘OK, maybe I wouldn’t be drafted as high as I would be if I waited one more year, but I’d rather sacrifice that for my mom.”

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