Busting Brackets

Drake and MVC star guard Tucker DeVries starring and still standing

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The development of the MVC star

Finding new weapons and equipment is a big part of Fortnite success and part of DeVries’ growth as a player and leader. Coach DeVries says his son has undergone the greatest transformation of any of this year’s Drake Bulldogs. DeVries is learning to become an important distributor of the ball. 

 “I think he's done a tremendous job of getting our other guys involved this year,” said Darian DeVries. “He’s been able to come off the ball screens, recognize the attention that he's getting, and be able to distribute it to other guys and then at the same time, he's still got a score for us. I feel like he's in a really good spot. Now. I feel like he's much more comfortable as we've continued to go here.

The younger DeVries is averaging a career-high and team-leading numbers in scoring (20.6 points per game)  and his assists (3.7 per game). His 63 assists in 17 games are three more than the 60 he recorded all of last season. He’s also collecting about one more rebound per game over last season. 

DeVries could always score. But as he approaches 1,500 career points, he leads the Sycamores in steals and his 6.1 rebounds per game are good for eleventh among Missouri Valley performers. 

By adding distributing to his tool box, he’s been able to spread the offensive wealth. Brodie is averaging a career best 10.9 points, transfer Atin Wright is having a career year (14.7 ppg) and freshman Kevin Overton (12.4) is a double-digit performer. Overall, Drake is second offensively to the high-powered Indiana State Sycamores and they are averaging over 80-points per MVC game. 

Drake’s average winning margin during league play is nearly 17 points. As the Bulldogs and Sycamores strive to be the league’s top two teams, Valley teams are finding it impossible to slow down Drake’s last man standing.