After a standout Junior season at the University of Minnesota it appears as if Gophers guard Amir Coffey has played his last game. Coffey announced last night on Instagram his intentions to hire an agent and enter the pool of players available for the NBA Draft.
"The news is correct," his post reads. "I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft. The timing felt right after our successful season. I’d like to thank my family, the fans and all my supporters."
Averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game this season Coffey made a name for himself in the B1G, but right now it's a bit unclear how that might translate to the NBA. Early draft projections have him going in the late second round, an area where a new NBA rule might come into play for Coffey and the Gophers.
According to the new rule if Coffey does not get selected in the 2019 NBA Draft he can still return to the University of Minnesota for his senior season despite hiring an agent.