Tucker DeVries Officially Announces He’s Coming to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Tucker DeVries is joining his father at West Virginia, per Joe Tipton of Tipton Edits. In addition, his father, Darian DeVries, the new head coach of the Mountaineers, said the following at his introductory press conference: “Tucker will be joining us here at West Virginia for his senior season.”

Tucker DeVries, who has played the last year years at Drake and is the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaged 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 DeVries has one year of eligibility remaining and is considerd by many to be a legit NBA prospect.

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.”