Creighton's Doug McDermott Will Stay for Senior Year
McDermott to return for Senior season at CreightonPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE - Two-time All-American Creighton forward Doug McDermott will return for his senior year.
McDermott tweeted moments before a news conference Thursday, announcing he'll stay. The tweet said, "I will be returning to Creighton for my senior year and can't wait to put on that uniform for one more season!"
During the news conference, McDermott said he's looking forward to playing in the Big East. He said not many players can say they've played in two conferences. McDermott said he thinks he would ha've been a first round draft pick.
McDermott talked with former Creighton player Kyle Korver who now plays in the NBA . Korver told him to only go to the NBA if he's 100 percent ready. McDermott said he wants to work on his game, emotionally and physically. He said, "The NBA can wait" and "This is where my heart is at."
McDermott said he made the decision Wednesday afternoon, "I feel like a thousand pounds are off my shoulders."
The son of Creighton coach Greg McDermott led the Bluejays to win the Missouri Valley title in their last year in the conference. They'll move to the Big East next season.
NBA draft analysts peg Doug McDermott as a late first-round or early second-round pick.
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.