The man whose three-pointer at the end of the NCAA Championship Game tied the game and breathed new life into the Jayhawks, forcing overtime and leading to Kansas' first NCAA Championship since 1988 may not be back next year.
Mario Chalmers announced Wednesday that he will enter his name into the NBA draft this year. He said he will forgo hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility that Chalmers may return if he does not like where he is projected to be drafted.
Since bringing home the title, the Jayhawks have already lost Brandon Rush, who by declaring for the draft a second time cannot return to the NCAA, and stand to lose Darrel Arthur, who also is entering his name in the draft without hiring an agent.
Kansas State's Michael Beasley has also entered his name into the NBA draft pool.