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Players skipping senior year for college

Updated: May 4, 2010, 12:06 PM ET
By Matt Winkeljohn | Special to ESPN.com

For two young men who know little about each other, Matt Carlino and Scottie Wilbekin have become oddly linked.

On separate paths through their junior years of high school, each 6-foot-3 guard -- Carlino in Indiana and Wilbekin in Florida -- decided to go to college a year ahead of schedule to play basketball. Carlino committed last week to UCLA, Wilbekin two weeks ago to Florida. Neither began his junior year planning on early graduation; for both, the idea emerged ...

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