Drake star with close ties to Dana Altman enters transfer portal

Dana Altman continually reminds anyone who will listen that the world of college basketball is evolving before our very eyes and those who adjust the quickest will be successful and not have to play catch up.

One of those huge changes is the transfer portal with more and more players entering it year by year. To Altman and Oregon’s credit, they’re one of the programs that has adjusted nicely. The Ducks are successful more times than not when it comes to the portal.

Every season. the Oregon roster consists of several players that come through that portal and one player with ties to the Duck program just entered the portal.

Drake star Tucker DeVries, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Waukee, Iowa, averaged over 21 points a game, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Bulldogs. He’s also the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.

So what’s the Oregon connection?

DeVries’ father, Darian, was an assistant under Altman while he was at Creighton. But the odds are the younger DeVries heads to West Virginia to play for his dad, who was just named as the Mountaineers’ new head coach. The Ducks also offered DeVries a scholarship when he was coming out of high school.

Teams are going to be lining up to obtain the services of DeVries, however, and nothing is a sure thing. He would fit right in to the Oregon lineup, which needs a shooter on the wing.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire