Amir Coffey returns to Gophers

Coffey averaged a team high 16.6 points per game in his junior season

Paul Hodowanic

The Gophers men’s basketball team received good news on Wednesday as they learned junior guard Amir Coffey will return for his senior season after previously declaring for the NBA draft in April, per a team press release. MAKE CHANGE IF NECCESSARY


Coffey had until Wednesday May 29 at 10:59 p.m. to decide whether to remove his name from the NBA draft and return to the Gophers, or forego his final season and move on to the NBA. 

Coffey was the Gophers leading scorer last season, averaging 16.6 points per game. He also led the team with 115 assists. 

In the second round of 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Coffey scored 18 points in the Gophers 86-76 win over Louisville. In Minnesota’s third round loss to Michigan State, Coffey scored a team-high 27 points. 

Coffey will rejoin incoming sophomores Gabe Kalscheur and Daniel Oturu in the starting lineup. The team lost starters Dupree McBrayer and Jordan Murphy to graduation as well as Matz Stockman and Brock Stull.