"If I decide to attend college, I am not going to test the NBA waters," he said. "I plan on having a final decision about my future on Monday."
"It's like a family environment and atmosphere, which is something I really like," Villanueva said of KU. "It was great spending time with all the coaches and all the players."
While Villanueva said the decision was coming Monday, his AAU coach, Gary Charles, told Mike Sullivan of rivalshoops.com that Villanueva definitely had decided to enter the NBA draft.
Wearing a bright red McDonald's All-America jersey and matching red shorts, Charlie Villanueva was easy to locate during pickup basketball games Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
"It went pretty well. I had fun playing out there," said Villanueva, who swished a handful of three-pointers and also completed a pair of alley-oop dunks off passes from KU senior Kirk Hinrich.
Still, Villanueva's talent probably would demand a spot in KU's starting lineup. He has the size to play against most power forwards, but enough of a shooting touch to provide an outside scoring option. And that's why all those fans showed up, some holding signs and many screaming Villanueva's name as he strutted into the gym wearing his McDonald's All-American jersey.
Charlie Villanueva descended the north end zone stairs of Allen Fieldhouse, his eyes scanning Kansas University's basketball palace from top to bottom. "It feels good being here. I like this place," said Villanueva