Sunday, June 1, 2008
Arthur to Sign Agent, Stay in Draft
As reported by the Lawrence Journal-World and other media outlets, Kansas sophomore Darrell Arthur has announced that he intends to sign with an agent, ending the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season. "Yes, I'm coming out," Arthur said. The 6-9 forward is projected by many mock drafts to be selected in the lottery, which is why head coach Bill Self was not surprised by the news. "We've anticipated this happening since last August," Self said. "It's not news to us at all. I think it's good. Everybody knew Shady would stay in." Arthur's high school coach, James Mays, also figured he would end up staying in the draft. "I assumed it was headed this way. It looked like Darrell's draft position was in the area he wanted it to be," Mays said. "I think this is good because it'll benefit Darrell and his family. That's the most important thing to him — his family." Arthur, who helped lead the Jayhawks to the national championship in Arpil, averaged 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season.