Team preview: St. Francis (Pa.)

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 4, 2005, 12:13 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

The Red Flash won't have luck on their side anymore. Well, at least not guard Darshan Luckey.

After being the star of the Loretto, Pa., campus for the last three seasons, Luckey (21.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg) decided to try his luck in the NBA draft instead of return for his senior season. Luckey wasn't very lucky in June -- he went un-drafted. Even though he had a chance to return to St. Francis, he opted to takes his chances with an overseas team this fall.

"I was surprised," coach Bobby Jones said of the two-time NEC first-teamer's decision to go pro. "We gave him some NBA projections and strongly encouraged him to come back. ... We are disappointed. He was a potential [NEC] player of the year candidate."

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