STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut sophomore Charlie Villanueva, who led the Huskies to an unprecedented ninth regular-season Big East title, is considering a jump to the NBA but has not made a final decision, a team official said Tuesday.
"Certainly he has not told Coach (Jim) Calhoun he will not be coming back," team spokesman Kyle Muncy said.
Villanueva, an athletic 6-11 forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., played his best basketball in the second half of the season. He averaged 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds a game, emerging as the Huskies' leading scorer. He matched a career-high of 25 points in UConn's 88-74 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 21 during a nine-game win streak. He closed out the season Sunday with 16 points and 12 boards in UConn's 65-62 loss to North Carolina State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The 20-year-old forward is heading home this weekend to discuss his future with his family. He met with Calhoun on Monday afternoon.
"We still don't know about Charlie," Calhoun said after the meeting. "It's 50-50."