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Creighton star Marcus Zegarowski declares for NBA draft

Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Creighton Bluejays guard Marcus Zegarowski (11) celebrates after defeating the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Creighton standout junior point guard Marcus Zegarowski announced Tuesday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.

The first-team All-Big East selection led the Bluejays to the Sweet 16 this season before the team lost to top-seeded Gonzaga.

“I will be entering the 2021 NBA Draft and look forward to continuing to work hard, chase my dream and play the game I love,” Zegarowski said in his announcement on Twitter. “Thank you Creighton for making my college experience so special. I will forever be a Bluejay.”

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Zegarowski averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29 games this season. He knocked down a Big East-leading 80 3-pointers this season and finished his career with 215, which ranks sixth in Creighton history.

Zegarowski also ranks 10th in school history with 389 career assists.

Overall, Zegarowski averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 92 games (75 starts) with the Bluejays.

“I have spent many hours reflecting on the last three years,” Zegarowski said. “All the hard work, the adversity and the grind led me to appreciate the incredible experience here at Creighton. The hard work led to our team making history. The adversity allowed me to appreciate and truly enjoy the success and grow in so many ways.”

–Field Level Media