Posted On: 01/16/18 3:30 PM
Devin doesn’t have your traditional high school story where he played seldom as a freshman, progressed as a sophomore, came into his own and dominated as a senior, no, he took the road less traveled and is making a strong stand in one year of varsity time with extended minutes.
Last year while barely playing he appeared in only eight games, swinging Varsity as a junior he put up 2.0 pts and 4.9 rebs a game for the Rangeview Raiders. This year, a completely different story as he’s putting up 10.6 pts, 7.6 rebs in his senior year, as well as shooting 49% from the field, this off season was critical in his development as a player. While there may be a few college coaches that may be worried that he lacks experience, he assures them, “I’m ready to prove them all wrong.”
Prep Hoops sat down with Devin to talk about his this future, what he expects from himself as the season winds down and he is really focused on getting thru his senior year and hopefully committing to college where he would like to continue his basketball career. With his senior season now halfway complete, time is running out for colleges to get a good look at Rangeview’s 6-foot-5 stretch-four.
Not having any current offers is what is motivating him to give this season all he has knowing it could very well be his last. When asked what he feels he needs to work on to get him to that next level he said “I feel like I need to improve on my ball handling because in college I know I will be playing a 2 or 3 and not a 4 like I am right now.” If not committed by the end of the season Devin plans to play AAU again this year to give himself more of a chance of being seen.
Like any other student athlete, he has big plans for himself in the future saying, “I see myself at a D2 school by next year.”
Rangeview currently sits at 7-6 on the season with plenty of time to improve going into league play, where they’ve dominated over the last couple years. Devin see’s the rest of the year as an opportunity to give his team the push they need.
Devin is definitely a player that small colleges should monitor in the second half of the season.