McDermott Staying At Creighton For Senior Year

By: Greg Ortiz, Ross Jernstrom, The Associated Press Email
By: Greg Ortiz, Ross Jernstrom, The Associated Press Email
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Creighton All-America forward Doug McDermott announced Thursday afternoon he'll return to school for his senior season and not declare for the NBA draft.

McDermott made the official announcement at a news conference at Creighton's practice gym after tweeting, "I will be returning to Creighton for my senior year and can't wait to put on that uniform for one more season!"

He was joined at the news conference by his father, Bluejay coach Greg McDermott, and teammates.

Doug was the second-leading scorer in Division I last season, averaging 23.2 points. He led the Bluejays to a sweep of the Missouri Valley regular-season and tournament titles in their last year in the conference. They'll move to the Big East next season.

Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft. NBA draft analysts pegged McDermott as a late first-round or early second-round pick if he had declared for the draft. An Associated Press first-team All-American as a sophomore and junior, he was the MVC player of the year and Valley tournament MVP this past season.


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