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Pitt's Adams leaves, world still turns

I've heard some moaning and groaning about the immediate future of the Pitt basketball program.

Center Steven Adams announced Monday that he was leaving for the NBA draft.

Good for him, I thought. Go pursue your dreams.

Then, I immediately thought of Chris Taft.

He was another touted Pitt basketball player who had dreams of the NBA.

It didn't work out for him.

I'm not sure how well it will work out for Adams.

Adams is a project, so some team likely will take a chance on him, hoping his raw skills will develop.

I wasn't worried about the future of the basketball program.

Yes, they're short-handed right now going into their inaugural season in the ACC.

But there's still time. Jamie Dixon can recruit, although it is late in the game.

I just didn't see Adams as someone who oozed talent, someone ready to play in the NBA.

If he did, maybe the Pitt basketball team would still be playing in the NCAA tournament.

I wish him the best. I don't begrudge him for wanting to cash in while he has a chance.

I just don't see things as bleak without him.

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