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Doug McDermott staying at Creighton for junior season


Mike Miller

Doug McDermott’s breakout season at Creighton won’t lead to the NBA. Not yet, at least.

The sophomore said Thursday that he’s not considering entering the draft. His dad, Greg – also Creighton’s coach – says the forward is “having fun doing it with this team,” according to the AP.

McDermott averaged 22.9 points per game this season, third-most in D-I. He’s also among the nation’s most efficient players, hitting 48.6 percent of his attempt beyond the arc and 60 percent overall. He also led the Bluejays with 8.2 rebounds a game.

He’s expected to be a first-round pick if he enters the draft after his junior season.

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