Posted April 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
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's practice gym. He was joined by his father, Bluejays coach Greg McDermott, and mom, Theresa, in addition to teammates, administrators and boosters. McDermott said he went back and forth with his decision before it hit him Wednesday afternoon. He was meeting with his dad to talk about his pro prospects when he abruptly stopped the conversation. ''Finally, I just said, 'You know what, I'm coming back,'" McDermott said. ''I've had enough of this. I'm ready to make this decision. This is where my heart is. The NBA can wait. I feel like I can play there someday, but th...

McDermott decides to stay at Creighton for senior season

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Creighton's Doug McDermott set to announce plans

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...

Doug McDermott Opts To Return For Senior Season At 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.'' McDermott...
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