OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Manny Suarez, who spent the last two seasons at Division II Adelphi University, will play his final season at Creighton as a graduate transfer.

Creighton coach Greg McDermott said Tuesday night that Justin Patton's decision to declare for the NBA draft left the Bluejays needing a big man. The 6-foot-10 Suarez averaged 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds last season at Adelphi, in Garden City, New York. He shot 55.2 percent from the field and made 36 3-pointers.

Suarez started his career at Fordham, appearing in 19 games as a redshirt freshman before transferring to Adelphi.

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