There’s no turning back now. Josh Childress has hired an agent and will not return to Stanford for his senior season. He’s projected as a top 10 pick in the NBA draft and it’s hard to turn that down.
This is new territory for Stanford. Basketball players used to stay the full four years. Now, Stanford underclassmen have joined the parade to the NBA. I suppose that it’s a good sign - proof that Stanford can now recruit the very best. But I can’t help but feel that something good has now been lost.