Austin Reaves did everything he could to keep Oklahoma dancing in Indianapolis on Monday. The senior guard poured in 27 points, as well as his heart and soul, on an 11-of-17 shooting performance as the Sooners fell to the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Shortly after OU’s 87-71 loss to Gonzaga Reaves was asked about his future with the Sooners to which he responded that he really hadn’t thought about it.
“No. I really stay in the moment. Don’t really think about tomorrow. Just stay in the day and try to make the best of that day. I haven’t made any decisions about that. I hadn’t thought about it. That’s about it.”Austin Reaves on if he’s made a decision about his future
Typically a heartbreaking loss in late March is a bitter pill for a senior basketball player because it marks the end of their collegiate career. However, in the era of COVID that’s not the case as seniors have the opportunity to return for another year. That’s where Reaves has a big decision looming. Test the waters of the pros or be a collegiate star for one more season?
“My career has been really good,” Reaves said when asked to reflect on what his collegiate career had been like. “Coming out of high school nobody knew who I was, and now I’d say that people probably know who I am now. So it’s a big thing. Coming to OU was a big decision, as well. It was a really good decision, as well.
“I’ve just really got to give thanks to Coach Kru and the coaching staff and all the guys. They welcomed me with open arms, and like I said, I’ve had a really good time.”
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