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Tucker DeVries Exits Transfer Portal: A Look Back at His Impressive Career at Drake Basketball

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Tucker DeVries from Drake basketball decides to transfer to a new school

On Wednesday, Tucker DeVries officially entered the transfer portal following Drake basketball’s loss to Washington State in the NCAA Tournament. This news was first reported by On3 Sports, after DeVries announced that he was scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery after experiencing issues for most of the season. Despite these challenges, DeVries was able to complete the season by playing through the pain and contributing to the team in any way possible.

DeVries, who is the son of former Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries, made a significant impact as a true freshman starter at Drake. In his junior season, he averaged impressive statistics, including 21.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, along with 53 steals, a career-high for him. Throughout his tenure at Drake, DeVries was instrumental in the team’s success, leading them to back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament berths. He also earned the prestigious Larry Bird Trophy award twice as the conference player of the year.

With Darian DeVries taking on a new coaching role at West Virginia, it is anticipated that more Bulldog players will enter the transfer portal in the coming days. DeVries’ departure marks the end of an era at Drake where he played a crucial role in many of their achievements under his father’s leadership. As other players contemplate their next moves and with uncertainty surrounding future of program due to coaching change Alyssa Hertel , college sports recruiting reporter for Des Moines Register can be contacted for more information on this developing story .

By Samantha Nguyen

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