LT basketball fans can breathe a bit easier because Magnum Rolle and Kyle Gibson have withdrawn from the NBA draft pool and will be returning for their senior seasons. This actually is no surprise but still there was some degree of concern as it's impossible to know what some of these young men are thinking during the time they're fishing in NBA waters.
Such was probably was going to happen anyway but it doesn't take much to figure that Kerry Rupp sleeps very soundly tonight.
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Tech's Gibson and Rolle withdraw from NBA draft
June 10, 2009
Louisiana Tech head coach Kerry Rupp announced Wednesday morning that juniors Kyle Gibson and Magnum Rolle will not hire respective agents and thus withdraw from contention for the 2009 NBA Draft and come back and play their senior seasons for the Bulldogs.
Rupp spoke with both players Tuesday afternoon and faxed the appropriate paperwork to the NBA the following morning...