Drew Timme returns to Gonzaga, Trevor Keels leaves Duke for good as NBA draft deadline approaches

One of the biggest names in college basketball will return for the graduation season.

In a two-word tweet late Wednesday night, with less than an hour remaining before the NCAA draft deadline passed, the Gonzaga star Drew Tim Channel Michael Jordan’s 1995 return to the NBA with a matching two-word statement revealing where he’ll play next season.

Timme, who played along with the future top five pick Chet Holmgren Last season, it was however The first all-American team For the second consecutive season. He averaged 18.4 points and 6.8 rebounds for Mark Few’s Bulldogs, who was the top seed in the NCAA Championship. Timme is a 6-10 forward/center who has become one of the biggest stars of college basketball in the past two years. If he is once again one of the sport’s top five players for 2022-2023, he will have a chance to go down as a modern college basketball legend. Gonzaga is 90-7 the past three seasons with Timme on the roster.

Timmy wasn’t alone in getting back on the vitriol. take off Julian Strother He also announced his plans to return to Spokane on Wednesday. These two in addition to the return of the shooting guard Racer Boltonwill give Gonzaga stay to be No. 1 heading into next season.

Duke wasn’t so lucky in the run-up to the deadline. student Trevor Keeles He decided to risk his inventory and drop out of college on Wednesday. Keels has been considered a 50-50 call, according to sources earlier in the week. join Paulo Banchero and AJ Griffin as the lone Blue Devils this year. Banchero is among the expected top three, and Griffin is likely to be in the top ten. Meanwhile, cookies may not be a first-round pick. with Mark Williams And the Wendell Moore Jr.. Also outside of the NBA, John Scheer will have a solid rebuilding in his first season as the Blue Devils coach. However, Scheyer will attend the top-ranked 2022 class, so the Treasury will not be barefoot in Durham.

Other major names who opted to return to college hoops on deadline day: Marcus Sasser (Hostons); Galen Wilson And the Kevin McCullar (Kansas); Allen Flanigan (Auburn). More major departures included on Wednesday David Rudy (Colorado State), Caleb Hostan And the Moussa Diabat (Michigan), Justin Lewis (Marquette), Jules Bernard (UCLA) and Derion Cypron (North Carolina State).

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