He carried us to the elite and was big time playmaker for us that year. His stock was the highest it ever was going to be. We weren't gonna be an elite 8 team even with him. Being a year older on a team that most likely wouldn't have advanced very far wouldn't have gotten him drafted. He made a choice of pursuing his dream job and made some money, instead of playing for a year for free against inferior competition. If he didn't like school and had no desire for a degree, he mad the right choice despite what many said here.
I respectively disagree about the potential of that team. Even with Derrick playing point vander would've helped spread the defense allowing for Jamil and Gardner to be considerably more effective.
I agree that if wasn't going to get his degree and didn't like it here he made the proper decision.