Change of heart?

The rumor mill is heating up about Earl Clark's possible return to Louisville next season. After news broke last week that Clark would turn pro rumors have popped up left and right that he may return to UofL. Will the 6-9 sophomore forward stay in the NBA Draft or return to Louisville for his junior season?

The rumor mill is heating up about Earl Clark's possible return to Louisville next season. After news broke last week that Clark would turn pro rumors have popped up left and right that he may return to UofL. Will the 6-9 sophomore forward stay in the NBA Draft or return to Louisville for his junior season?

Multiple sources have informed InsideTheVille.com that the Cardinals talented forward could soon remove himself from the NBA Draft process and announce that he'll return for his junior season at Louisville.

According to sources, Clark is having strong second thoughts about his decision to enter the NBA Draft early and is said to be leaning toward returning to school for his junior season.

Last week, after Louisville coach Rick Pitino put the chances of a possible Clark return at "zero," it appeared a near certainty that the 6-9 forward was headed to the NBA, where some projections had him going in the mid-to-late first round of the draft.

Now, however, the winds appear to have shifted for a Clark return to Louisville next season. If Clark, who led Louisville to the Elite Eight as a sophomore, returns, Louisville would likely be considered the preseason favorite in the Big East next season and a probable Top 5-10 preseason team.


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