With Andrew Wiggins joining Kansas, the Jayhawks should stay at the Top of the Big 12. But the projection for West Virginia, Kansas St., and Oklahoma is entirely different from last season. Read More. Written by Dan Hanner on May 19, 2013
Doug McDermott will return to Creighton for his senior season.
McDermott explored the option of departing early for the NBA draft, but ultimately decided that returning to school was in his best interests.
Based on evaluations he received from the draft advisory committee, McDermott said, “There was no doubt in my mind that I would have been a first-round pick.''
McDermott's father, Creighton coach Greg McDermott, recommended his son go pro.
“He knew my dream is to play in the NBA, and he just felt that this was too good of an opportunity to pass up,'' Doug said. “But the way I look at it, if I can play in the NBA, I can play there the next year just as well as I can next year.
“I feel there are things I can work on. I feel I can still improve my draft stock by playing in the Big East. There are a lot of areas that I can get better at, and I just felt I'd be more comfortable doing it here in Omaha.''
The thirty candidates for Naismith Men's College Player of the Year were announced on Tuesday.
Anthony Bennett, UNLV Jared Berggren, Wisconsin Trey Burke, Michigan Isaiah Canaan, Murray State Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse Ian Clark, Belmont Rotnei Clarke, Butler Jack Cooley, Notre Dame Allen Crabbe, California Seth Curry, Duke Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati Shane Larkin, Miami Doug McDermott, Creigton Rodney McGruder, Kansas State Ben McLemore, Kansas Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Mike Muscala, Bucknell Victor Oladipo, Indiana Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Brandon Paul, Illinois Mason Plumlee, Duke Otto Porter, Georgetown Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Russ Smith, Louisville Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Jeff Withey, Kansas Nate Wolters, South Dakota State Cody Zeller, Indiana
Cody Zeller is the player that college coaches would most want to have on their team for the 12-13 NCAA season. Zeller, who is set to begin his sophomore season at Indiana, received 35 percent of the vote.
Shabazz Muhammad received 12 percent of the vote as he begins his freshman season at UCLA.
Juniors Aaron Craft of Ohio State and Doug McDermott of Creighton each received nine percent.
Murray State's Isaiah Canaan and Kentucky's Nerlens Noel received sseven percent, and Trey Burke of Michigan received five percent.
Harris is a 6-foot-5 point guard from Richardson Berkner in Texas.
“Coach KO, he seemed like he got a plan for me,” Harris said in a video announcement at Scout.com. “There's a wide-open spot at the point guard position. I can see myself doing big things, and they see myself doing big things also, so I like that.”
Harris visited USC while at the adidas Nations.
“It was nice,” Harris said in the video. “It was pretty much what I pictured. Nice weather, it's in LA, can't really go wrong with that. Campus was real nice. I loved it.”
Harris chose USC over Missouri, Oklahoma State, LSU and Creighton.