McCullough's uncle floated the possibility publicly earlier this week after Chris himself had previously said he was coming back. McCullough had previously said he would return to Syracuse following a torn ACL injury that cut short his freshman season in January.
If he does leave, McCullough's hyped SU career ends with only 16 games to his name. He averaged 9.3 PPG, 6.9 RPG and 1.1 APG before an injury ended his season. It was unknown as to whether or not McCullough would have been ready for the start of the 2015-2016 season as it was.
Jim Boeheim made some pretty incendiary remarks about McCullough's potential as a lottery pick back in December. Expect that to come up again in the next few days. Fun.
I've got thoughts but I'll just share my tweets from earlier today and we'll go from there.
We'll see if today's rumor is true but in the meantime, please remember that these kids do not owe you anything.— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) April 2, 2015
And while you may have an opinion about how smart these decisions are, it's not any player's job to meet your expectations.— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) April 2, 2015
Thirdly, the problem isn't players leaving early. The problem is the system in which college basketball exists. So don't blame them.— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) April 2, 2015
Lastly, I don't know why any SU fan would wish him or any other player who leaves early ill will. That's just petty and self-destructive.— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) April 2, 2015
UPDATE (12:18 p.m. ET): Looks like he's signed with an agent and it's confirmed.
Confirmed: Chris McCullough will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. He has signed with agent Andy Miller. #OrangeNation— Syracuse Basketball (@syracusebball) April 2, 2015