Gooden's jersey retired

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Drew makes a zero, his jersey number, for the crowd at Allen Fieldhouse. (AP Photo)

Drew Gooden's college days are over, so, what the heck, he'll go ahead and admit this: There were a few times during Gooden's Kansas career when his attention span drifted a bit in practice.

"Sometimes my mind would wander off," he said. "I'd quit paying attention to coach (Roy Williams) and look in the (rafters) and hope that my jersey would be there someday."

Gooden's jersey retired at Allen Fieldhouse (KC Star)

Gooden says he often wonders what it would be like if he had stayed at KU his senior season instead of heading early to the NBA. "I think about it every day. I'm choked up," he said.

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