What does this mean for the two IU stars going into the big league? 24-Hour News 8 anchor Daniel Miller talked to a sports attorney who says it's a wise decision, going pro.
Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are two IU basketball stars making big news and moves.
"I will be taking my; I'll be growing and entering the NBA Draft and it's an honor," said Oladipo.
That was Oladipo on Tuesday announcing in a press conference he was going pro.
Late Wednesday, his teammate, 7-foot sophomore Cody Zeller announced he's following right behind him.
"It's been a great two years, but this point in my life I think it's best for me to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA," Zeller said.
Their announcements come as no surprise. Oladipo and Zeller are expected to be picked in the top 10 of the NBA Draft.
"It makes most sence to become a millionaire if you believe that you're going to be solidly in that number," said Sports Attorney Milt Thompson. "They have several mock drafts out there; some are credible, some are less credible, but in this case in every draft credible and non-credible, Victor Oladipo is high as three in the pick and Cody Zeller is high as six."
Thompson said Oladipo and Zeller are making the right decision going pro.
"Nowhere do either of them fall outside of the lottery in any of those, so therefore they would be qualified for guaranteed contracts immediately," he said.
Thompson said put yourself in their shoes. What would you do? He said it's very simple.
"Basically, what's better is cash," said Thompson.
Unlike some college basketball players who enter the draft, both are expected to get their degrees. Oladipo this May and Zeller next summer.
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Part of the Monon Trail will be closed Monday morning.