My loyalties are to the university over a single player...
That said, I do wish the best for Keve. I don't think it matters when he leaves because he's not going to be an NBA player. Great kid. Great college player. Doesn't have the skill set to be an NBA player.
His future, like a lot of former Virginia Tech players, is in Europe where he can make good money playing basketball for the next 10-15 years.
So, I don't think it matters whether he goes this year or next year for him personally. Ultimately, he's going to end up in Europe making $800k or so a year. There are worse lives to live.
With that being said, I do hope he comes back. Losing him would be a blow to our team and would probably bump us out of the top 25 in pre-season polls.