Cal shrugs as NCAA deadline arrives

Tuesday is the deadline the NCAA set for college underclassmen to enter this year’s NBA Draft.
To which, Kentucky Coach John Calipari has shrugged.
Earlier this spring, Calipari said he would use the NBA’s deadline for entering the draft as the sole timetable his players should consider. That NBA date is April 29.
“That’s the only one we’re going to worry about,” Calipari said prior to the Final Four. “I don’t even know the other (NCAA) date. Nor do I care.”
The high school coach for Anthony Davis said Monday that his former player might not be ready to announce his future plans before the end of the month.
Cortez Hale, who coached Davis at Chicago’s Perspectives Charter school, said he suggested to Davis, “Why not make it fun and drag it out? . . .
“He might drag it out until April 29.”
Hale said he had not heard if Davis had decided to enter the 2012 NBA Draft, as is widely expected, or return to UK next season.
Davis was tickled by Calipari’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the big man return next season to be UK’s point guard.
“He’s really thinking of that one,” Hale said with a chuckle.