One of the top guards in college basketball is off to the pros.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Creighton Bluejays star Marcus Zegarowski is entering the 2021 NBA Draft. There had been rumors Zegarowski could enter the transfer portal this offseason, but it appears he’s now set on playing in the NBA this fall.
Originally a 4-star Class of 2018 recruit, Zegarowski signed with Creighton while holding offers from Ohio State, Minnesota, Washington, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Penn State and Rutgers among others. He was ranked 110th nationally by 247 Sports.
The 6-2, 180-pound guard immediately proved his ranking was nothing compared to his true potential as soon as he made his way to Creighton. As a true freshman, he averaged 10.4 points on 45.3% shooting (42.6% from 3-point range), 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.
As a sophomore, Zegarowski averaged a career-high 16.1 points (48.8% shooting and 42.4% shooting from deep) to go with 5.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds as one of the top player in the Big East.
This past season as a junior, Zegarowski averaged 15.8 points (48.8% shooting and 42.4% shooting from deep), 4.6 assists and 3.6 boards per game.
Had Zegarowski entered the transfer portal, he would have arguably been the best college player to change teams this offseason. But it looks as though those transfer rumors were simply that.
Coincidentally, Zegarowski’s announcement comes on the same day Kentucky offered a scholarship to Class of 2021 point guard TyTy Washington. Make of that what you will.