Rozier, Harrell mum on futures

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Louisville's top two underclassmen - Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier - were both quiet on their future plans after the Cardinals' season ended on Sunday. Harrell is expected to jump to the NBA, while Rozier is contemplating the jump.

The University of Louisville basketball team is likely to lose its top two scorers - Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier - to the NBA Draft.

But after Louisville's loss to Michigan State on Sunday in the East Region final, neither player wanted to talk about his future plans.

"I'm not here to talk about that," Harrell said. "I just took a tough loss with my teammates and that's not how I wanted to end my season."

Harrell is pretty much a lock to turn pro and is expected to be a first-round draft pick. He returned after his sophomore season to try and improve his stock.

"I've had a good year," he said. "I'm glad I came back and did what I did, but I wanted it to end a little better. It's heartbreaking to lose like this."

Harrell finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 42 minutes during his final game. He had 1,294 career points and tied former U of L guard Jeff Hall for 31st on the school's all-time list.

But Harrell said the future can wait for a bit.

"That's not what I'm worried about right now," he said when asked about the NBA. "This is the end of my college career junior year."

Harrell participated in U of L's Senior Day ceremony.

Rozier, only a sophomore, didn't participate in Senior Day festivities and said he would need more time to ponder the decision.

"Honestly, I haven't even been thinking about that," he said. "I will sit down with coach (Rick Pitino) and my family and talk about it."

Rozier had 13 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in 45 minutes. He was just 6 of 23 from the field and had three turnovers.

Pitino has said several times this season that he thinks Rozier will leave and the Cardinals are recruiting like they'll need to replace him.

Rozier had been projected as a first-round pick but now has slid out of the first round in most mock drafts.

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