Junior guard Arron Afflalo has declared for the 2007 NBA Draft, thus ending his career at fucla. Awful-0, as we like to call him here at USC Sports Talk, declared for the 2006 NBA Draft after his sophomore season. He later withdrew his name and decided to return to school for one more year. NCAA basketball players can only "test the waters" of the NBA draft once, and are not allowed to return to school after declaring a second time.
What this means is that fucla will not be as strong next year. The return of Awful-0 would have given them a better chance to return to the Final Four, but now they will have to compete without their leader. The downside is that we won't be able to heckle him next year after his second straight disappearing act in the semi-final game. We won't be able to give him one of these dejected images...
We'll just have to settle on tormenting Shipp, Roll, Mata, Love, and the rest of those rejects.