"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 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.
Notebook: Dream comes true for Drew (KU Sports)