The Colorado Buffaloes and their fans would learn at a press conference Thursday afternoon that team leader Spencer Dinwiddie would elect elect to skip his senior year and declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
This came as no surprise to most as the Buffaloes leading scorer Dinwiddie was leaning towards the draft despite the outcome of his junior campaign. Dinwiddie would hit a bump in the road however half way in between the season. On Jan. 12th against the Washington Huskies, Dinwiddie would lead the team on a fastbreak and his left knee gave out, resulting in a torn left ACL.
Dinwiddie would miss the rest of the regular season, thinking about what could have been. The Buffaloes ended up making the NCAA Tournament only to get upended by the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second round in a big way. After starting the season out 14-2 with Diniwiddie on the roster, the team was never the same without their leader and leading scorer. The team would go 9-10 the rest of the season (including Jan. 12th game vs. Washington), barely staying afloat to make the NCAA Tournament.
Dinwiddie would average 14.7 points, 3.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds while shooting 41.3% percent from the three-point line in his junior year that was cut short. The 6-6, 200 lbs guard has declared for the NBA Draft, resulting in the end of his Colorado Buffaloes career.