Tucker DeVries Following His Father to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, it was announced that West Virginia is hiring Darian DeVries to be its next head coach of the Mountaineers! This is huge news, as DeVries is considered one of the top young head coaches in college basketball.

However, the news only gets better! Tucker DeVries, Darian’s son, is also reportedly coming to West Virginia! DeVrie played at Drake under his father and is the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaging 21.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season while leading the Bulldogs to a 27-6 record this season. Tucker is a senior NBA prospect who has one years of eligibility remaining.

According to Sports Illustrated, “DeVries is known for his elite shooting ability but he’s much more than just an elite shooter. DeVries is a tough shot-maker who can make a variety of different shots off the dribble whether it’s a pull-up three from deep, a simple one-dribble pull-up jumper, a spin jumper or even a step-back jumper. DeVries possesses a ton of shot versatility and has a ton of tricks in his bag that allows him to score at a high level. He has enough passing and defensive ability to pair with his elite shooting ability.”

NBA Draft Room said the following of DeVries as a potential NBA player: “Tucker DeVries is a small school prospect who is one of the best outside shooters in college basketball. At 6-7 with a solid frame he’s got the size to play at the next level and he has a legit NBA skill with his sweet jumper and ability to score the rock from the perimeter. Is great off the catch and shoot and can shoot well off the dribble. DeVries sees the game at a high level, makes good decisions, moves well without the ball and plays a complete game. He’s not a great run/jump athlete but is a capable defender, gives good effort and plays with a lot of heart. Keep an eye on DeVries as a sleeper draft prospect.”
Tucker following his father to West Virginia is a huge start in the process of rebuilding the Mountaineers basketball program!