Tucker DeVries from Drake basketball decides to transfer to a new school

On Wednesday, Tucker DeVries announced that he would be entering the transfer portal after Drake basketball lost to Washington State in the NCAA Tournament. Despite suffering through shoulder issues for most of the season and playing through the pain, DeVries made significant contributions to the team.

DeVries, son of former Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries, had a standout junior season at Drake. He averaged 21.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game while also setting a career-high with 53 steals. Throughout his tenure at Drake, he was instrumental in leading the team to back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament berths. He also earned the Larry Bird Trophy award twice as conference player of the year.

With his father 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. The departure of DeVries marks an end to an era at Drake where he played a crucial role in achieving success under his father’s leadership. As other players consider their next moves, the future of the program remains uncertain following the coaching change. Alyssa Hertel, college sports recruiting reporter for Des Moines Register can provide more information on this developing story.

By Samantha Johnson

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