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Drake Basketball Star Tucker DeVries Leaves Program Following Surgery, Family Coaching Change

BySamantha Jones

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

On Wednesday, Tucker DeVries officially entered the transfer portal after discussing Drake basketball’s loss to Washington State in the NCAA Tournament. This news was first reported by On3 Sports following DeVries’ announcement 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.

Tucker DeVries, who is the son of former Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries, made a significant impact as a true freshman starter at Drake. During 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. Through 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. The departure of Tucker marks the end of an era at Drake where he played a crucial role in their achievements under his father’s leadership. As other players contemplate their next moves, Alyssa Hertel, who is a college sports recruiting reporter for Des Moines Register can be contacted for more information on this developing story.

The future of Drake basketball program remains uncertain following this coaching change with many players contemplating their next moves as they bid farewell to their former coach and teammates

By Samantha Jones

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