Not to overemphasize the point or anything, but today we find out if the Buffs will compete for the inaugural Pac-12 crown. At 2pm this afternoon Alec Burks will make his NBA decision known, ending weeks of speculation throughout Buff Nation. CUBuffs.com will carry his press conference live, and I'm sure the whole of Buff-related interwebs will explode with the result if you can't stream at work.
For the record, I can't believe that Alec's decision will be anything other than to declare himself for the draft. With the recent rash of high profile players deciding to stay in school, and if the impending NBA lockout truly doesn't play into his decision, then there's no basketball-related reason for Alec to stay off of a draft board that he will invariably shoot up. As the best SG prospect in a quickly shrinking draft, the kid should go pro.
The allure of another year in college, with friends, girls, and Boulder to entertain, may be strong, but I continue to maintain that the best CU basketball star of the past 14 years needs to make the jump. I'll be blown off my chair if he hasn't reached the same conclusion.