The kid must not have liked going to class. There are a lot of leagues over in Europe, so maybe he sticks over there.
A player at this level declaring shows us how far we are from the "heyday" of college basketball. It makes me sad, because college hoops used to be my favorite sport up until ~10 years ago. I feel like the revolving door of average to very good players makes it very hard to get attached to many of these guys. The rivalries/bad blood, familiar faces of the college game have become a thing of the past.
The potential rule change where players can go directly to the NBA or must stay minimum 2 years can't get here fast enough as far as I'm concerned.