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College basketball's loss is NBA's gain

Updated: November 6, 2008, 3:13 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I recently read an interesting note in the transactions. The Los Angeles Lakers signed 7-foot, 285-pound center Andrew Bynum to a four-year contract extension worth an estimated $58 million.

The young man is just 21 years old. That is pretty good money for a player his age. Now think back a few years. Can you imagine what the University of Connecticut would have been like if Bynum had donned the Huskies jersey?

Bynum was supposed to go to Storrs, Conn. out ...

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