Drake Basketball’s Loss in NCAA Tournament Marks Departure of Former Coach and Key Player: Darian DeVries and Tucker DeVries Discuss Injury and Transfer Decision

Transfer Portal Beckons Drake Basketball’s Tucker DeVries

Darian DeVries, former Bulldogs coach, recently discussed Drake basketball’s loss to Washington State in the NCAA Tournament. His son, Tucker DeVries, has entered the transfer portal, marking a significant departure from the team. DeVries confirmed that he had been dealing with a shoulder injury for most of the season, which required surgery. Despite the injury, he continued to play and contribute to the team’s success.

During his time at Drake, Tucker DeVries made a significant impact as a true freshman and continued to excel on the court. In his junior season, he averaged impressive statistics and helped lead Drake to several victories, including two Missouri Valley Conference tournament championships and appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

DeVries’ departure may signal other Bulldogs players entering the transfer portal, following the announcement that Darian DeVries will be joining West Virginia as the head basketball coach. Darian DeVries had a successful tenure at Drake, with multiple conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances during his time with the team. The future of Drake basketball will certainly be impacted by these changes, as the program looks to move forward without some key players and coaching staff.

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