"I looked (former KU coach) Roy Williams, my mom (Ulla) and dad (Andrew) square in the eye before I entered the draft and left school early. I promised them I'd finish my degree. At what point I didn't know," said Gooden, who now knows.
15 years later, Drew Gooden graduates from Kansas →
"We [are] only 5.5 games out of first place," Gooden said. "That's the biggest thing that stood out to me. Why panic?"
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