ESPN’s Dick Vitale Thinks Bledsoe – Orton Should Stay at Kentucky

Dick Vitale, of ESPN, believe’s it’s the wrong decision for Kentucky’s Orton and Bledsoe to turn pro. I have personally swapped sides of this fence too many times. One side says they should return to the Big Blue for one more year and develop their game. The other side says, if they are first rounders, how can you pass up that type of money?

Vitale comments that “they are going to be sitting on the pine somewhere next year”. Time will tell, but if they don’t play some significant minutes, then his thoughts and comments are on the money.

My struggle is the on-going statements that both Bledsoe and Orton are, basically, guaranteed first rounders. We’ll find out on June 24th. If so, it’s hard to pass up that type of money. There are no guarantees in College Sports.

From a sheer business stand point, it appears they are making the right decision. From a development point, they need one more year at Kentucky.

Here are some excerpts from the article from the Courier-Journal:

“Too many of these kids have an ego and start believing they’re better than they really are. All they have to do is look at some pretty simple math: There are only 30 first-round spots, and there are more than 40 guys who have been told they’re going somewhere late in the first round.”

Vitale also believes that University of Kentucky freshmen Daniel Orton and Eric Bledsoe should return for another season with John Calipari.

They’re going to be sitting on the pine somewhere next season, not getting better,” he said. “If they came back, they’d be stars and moving way up in the draft the next year. They’re making a big mistake.”

Full story via The Courier-Journal.

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