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Gophers' Amir Coffey decides to stick with NBA Draft

Former Hopkins HS star Amir Coffey is going pro, bypassing his senior year at the University of Minnesota. Photo: AP/Jim Mone
Former Hopkins HS star Amir Coffey is going pro, bypassing his senior year at the University of Minnesota.

May 29, 2019 08:25 PM

The Gophers' hopes of bringing back an All-Big Ten player for his senior year have been dashed. 

On Wednesday, Amir Coffey's agent, Javon Phillips with Excel Sports Management, told KSTP the 21-year-old will stay in the NBA Draft pool. The deadline to withdraw from the draft was 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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The Gophers will now have to operate next season without a player that helped the team win 22 games and advance to the second-round of the NCAA tournament in 2018-19. 

RELATED: Gophers guard Amir Coffey to hire agent, declare for NBA Draft eligibility

Coffey, the son of former Gopher Richard Coffey, averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his junior season. He also notched 18 points, six rebounds and two assists in the Gophers' 86-76 victory over Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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