Despite advice from Louisville Coach Rick Pitino that he needs more seasoning in the NCAA, for the moment, forward Derrick Caracter will be staying in the NBA draft, the Associated Press is reporting.
According to the report, Pitino hopes NBA scouts and general managers can succeed at getting through to Caracter that his game might not be NBA-ready.
"I think he's been looking in the mirror and conning himself for a long, long time," Pitino said. "Now he's got to go and find out what the real world is like."
Caracter has not hired an agent, giving him the right to withdraw his declaration and return to school, but Pitino is not expecting him back.
"That's not in the cards for him right now," Pitino said. "It's not in his best interest as well as our best interest. Our best interest and his best interest right now is to try to become a second-round draft pick. Too much has happened for him to turn around now."