Tucker DeVries officially transfers to West Virginia

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During Thursday’s introductory press conference for new West Virginia men’s basketball coach Darian DeVries, a transfer was made official that just about everyone knew was coming -- Tucker DeVries, a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year at Drake University, will be following his dad to WVU.

DeVries accompanied his father to the press conference, and the elder DeVries said that his son “will be joining us here for his senior season.” Tucker would follow the press conference with a post on X to voice his committment.

"It's always nice when you get your first recruit,” Darian DeVries said. “I had to work hard this morning to get that one done."

Tucker is known for his varied skill set and big-time scoring abilities, and he should bring a wealth of talent and experience that makes a major impact on the program’s rebuild next year. 

Ranked the No. 1 transfer portal prospect by CBS Sports, he tallied 21.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in his junior season, helping lead Drake to a 28-7 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Tucker has one year of eligibility remaining, and is the first transfer to join WVU’s roster this off-season. Darian and Tucker DeVries are the first father-son duo on the hardwood in Morgantown since John and Patrick Beilein called the school home from 2002-2006.

“We can't wait for this opportunity during his last year,” Darian DeVries said. “We just love everything about this place and about this program."