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All-America forward Doug McDermott of Creighton has scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to announce whether he'll return to school or skip his senior season and declare for the NBA draft.
McDermott was the second-leading scorer in Division I last season, averaging 23.2 points.
Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft.
The son of Creighton coach Greg McDermott 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.
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.
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Creighton mens basketball head coach Greg McDermott can breathe a little easier knowing his son will be by his side when the Bluejays transition to the new-look Big East next season.
McDermott went to Twitter to announce his intentions of coming back next season rather than entering the NBA Draft.
I will be returning to Creighton for my senior year and can't wait to put on...
Doug McDermott says he's confident he's got what it takes to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft.
He'll wait until 2014 to find out for sure.
The two-time first-team All-American said Thursday that he'll return to Creighton for his senior year instead of declaring for June's NBA draft.
McDermott made the announcement at a news conference in Creighton'...
Doug McDermott will return to Creighton for his senior season.
McDermott explored the option of departing early for the NBA draft, but ultimately decided that returning to school was in his best interests.
Based on evaluations he received from the draft advisory committee, McDermott said, “There was no doubt in my mind that I would have been a first-round pick.''