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Sosa, a former U of L point guard, dabbled with the idea of riding the momentum from the end of his freshman season right into the draft. Siva had built some steam thanks to a stellar postseason and felt a parallel to Sosa’s situation. “He asked me, ‘If you could do it again as a freshman knowing the way your career played out, would you have entered?’ ” Sosa said.
On one hand, Sosa told him, you have to “strike while the iron is hot.” In retrospect, Sosa said he would have at least “tested the waters” after his freshman year before making a decision to turn pro.
But with the team that the Cardinals have coming back next season, Sosa told Siva he should return. Sosa said team success also matters in the draft. [...]