USC center Dewayne Dedmon is in Chicago for the NBA combine and spoke about his decision to turn pro.
“I talked to all the (USC) coaches, had meetings with all the coaches. At the end of the day, my mind was made up to come out,” Dedmon told Sports Illustrated. “They were good meetings, but I was still unsure about next year’s coaching staff. I wasn’t willing to put myself in jeopardy because of what they would do on the court. Sometimes you get broken promises. You never really know. There is always that little gray area.”