Drake Basketball Faces Loss in NCAA Tournament as Tucker DeVries Exits Team and Father Heads to West Virginia

Transfer Portal Beckons Drake Basketball’s Tucker DeVries

Drake basketball recently faced a significant loss in the NCAA Tournament against Washington State, and one of the reasons behind this was the departure of Tucker DeVries. The son of former Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries, Tucker has entered the transfer portal, signaling a major departure from the team. Despite dealing with a shoulder injury that required surgery for most of the season, he continued to play and contribute to the team’s success.

During his time at Drake, Tucker made a significant impact as a true freshman and continued to excel on the court throughout 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. His 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.

DeVries had a successful tenure at Drake, with multiple conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances during his time with the team. However, his move to West Virginia may mean that some key players and coaching staff will follow him, leaving Drake to rebuild their program in preparation for future success.

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