Amir Coffey makes final decision, plans to pursue NBA Draft
This week, Amir Coffey was “50-50” on whether he would keep his name in the NBA Draft or return to Minnesota. But on the last day to make a decision, the Golden Gopher has made a decision.
According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Coffey will keep his name in the NBA Draft and forgo his final year with Minnesota. Coffey made the decision to test the NBA waters in early April and used the full allotted time to make a decision.
Minnesota guard Amir Coffey will stay in the NBA Draft, his agent Javon Phillips, of Excel Sports Management, tells @247Sports. Coffey averaged 16.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG & 3.2 APG last season.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 29, 2019
Coffey had an outstanding junior campaign with the Golden Gophers, leading the team in scoring (16.6), assists (3.2) and minutes per game (35.3). He was one of the B1G’s most dangerous scorers and dropped a season-high 32 points in a win over Purdue in March.
For the year, Coffey reached double-digit point totals in 30 games for the Gophers.
Coffey was not mentioned in many first-round mock drafts this year, but he could be a second-round pick. He is working to become the first Minnesota basketball player selected in the NBA Draft since Kris Humphries in 2004.