Creighton Forward Doug McDermott to Return for Senior Season

by April 30, 2013

Creighton University forward Doug McDermott has announced he will not enter the 2013 NBA Draft, and instead return to school for his senior campaign. The two-time first-team All-American, who averaged 23.2 points per game last season, made the announcement at a news conference late last week. More details, via “‘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 this is an opportunity I can’t pass up.’ Greg McDermott said he and his wife were proud of how their son arrived at his decision. ‘At the end, he felt it best to stay,’ Greg McDermott said. ‘He needed to follow his heart and do what he needed to do, and once he makes his decision to not look back and just move forward.’ The 6-foot-8, 225-pound McDermott said he can use another year of college to prepare physically and mentally for pro ball.”