Time to leave, part 1

There won’t be any singing at IU basketball’s next senior night, unless it’s by Maurice Creek or Will Sheehey.

I’m going to say that’s unlikely, but who knows? Maybe Sheehey’s a great singer.

But it definitely won’t be Victor Oladipo singing to the fans after IU’s home finale next season. Oladipo serenaded the fans at Hoosier Hysteria, but now he’s taking his talents to the NBA.

Heck, Oladipo almost quoted LeBron James’ infamous statement during his Tuesday press conference to announce his decision, before catching himself to say simply that he was going to the NBA.

It was time. Oladipo’s NBA Draft stock can’t get much higher than it is now, and since he’ll get his degree May 4 (his 21st birthday), there’s really not much reason for him to stick around Bloomington for another season.

But there’s a reason why the headline for this blog post reads “part 1.” There’s going to be another press conference on Wednesday, this time with Cody Zeller.

Now, of course, nothing’s definite until it’s definite, if that makes any sense. But why hold a press conference to say you’re staying?

Will Zeller be back with the Hoosiers next season?

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