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Drake’s Tucker DeVries Opens Up About Leaving Program in Transfer Portal: How the Bulldogs Fare Without Darian DeVries

BySamantha Jones

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

Tucker DeVries, the son of former Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries, officially entered the transfer portal on Wednesday. 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.

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 made a significant impact as a true freshman starter at Drake and averaged impressive statistics in his junior season, including 21.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, along with 53 steals, a career-high for him. As other players contemplate their next moves, the future of the program remains uncertain following the coaching change. Alyssa Hertel, the college sports recruiting reporter for the Des Moines Register, can be contacted for more information on this developing story.

By Samantha Jones

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