As of noon today, Gary Williams said he still had not heard any final decision from his player. Others in the athletic department said it was news to them, too, that he had signed with an agent.
You just wish this all had gone down a little more gracefully. I remember the puzzled look on Maryland football player Cameron Chism's face when he told me five weeks ago that he and Williams were working on a class presentation together. But he said Williams seemed to have left class.
"I hope he doesn't leave me hanging," Chism said.
It's an interesting calculation by Jordan Williams. The possibility of an NBA lockout has frightened some top college players into staying in school. Might Williams believe the absence of some top underclassmen in the draft will help his cause?
We'll have more coverage on this, including a look at what the player's departure means to the program.