Minnesota star Amir Coffey has declared for the NBA Draft and will work with an agent, according to a report from the Star Tribune.
Coffey is taking advantage of the opportunity to test the draft waters this offseason. Though he’s working with an agent, he will leave the door open for a potential return to Minnesota for his senior season. He needed to file paperwork prior to April 11.
Last season, Coffey averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while leading the Gophers to a 22-14 record. He also guided Minnesota to an NCAA Tournament berth and a first round win over Louisville.
Head coach Richard Pitino has said that Coffey is capable of making it at the NBA level with his size and skillset.
“I believe he’ll play in the NBA at some point,” Pitino said earlier in the year. “The NBA doesn’t care about positions. College obsesses about it. But the NBA brags about position-less.”
Should he return, Coffey will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Gophers and he’ll be one of the top players in the B1G.