: The second domino will fall today for the UConn men's basketball team.
Sophomore Rudy Gay, a likely lottery pick, will appear at a press conference at 3 p.m. to announce his intention to enter the NBA draft, multiple sources said Sunday.
Gay, a 6-foot-9 small forward from Baltimore, will join fellow UConn undergraduate and Maryland native Josh Boone on the NBA's list of early entrants.
Unlike Boone, however, Gay will hire an agent and make his departure from Storrs definitive.
Gay, 19, was the Big East's preseason co-player of the year. While he did not end the season on such a high note, Gay was the Huskies' leading scorer and his other statistics were impressive.
An All-Big East selection, Gay averaged 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks for the Huskies this season. He helped the team go 30-4 and reach the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
The website nbadraft.net predicts Gay will be the fifth player chosen in the June 28 draft.