Georgia Tech radio voice Andy Demetra chats with Georgia Tech freshman guard Michael Devoe
A standout guard from the state of Florida, Michael Devoe starred on a national powerhouse at Montverde Academy following an all-star career at Oak Ridge High School. The 6-foot-4 southpaw was a consensus four-star prospect listed No. 43 nationally and No. 13 at the point guard position by Rivals; No. 45 overall and No. 9 at his position by 247Sports rankings.
Devoe entered the starting lineup for Tech on Dec. 19 and helped the Jackets to a 69-65 victory at Arkansas. Since then he has averaged double digits in ACC games and connected on 45.6 percent of his three-point field goal attempts.
Here’s more from Devoe…
How did you decide to come to Georgia Tech?
“I decided when I met with the coaches and everything like that. They told me I’d have the opportunity when I come here to play a lot and contribute right away. Also, the opportunity in Atlanta, Ga., with the great companies and a great school.”
What are three words you can use to describe yourself?
“I would say friendly, a leader and energetic.”
Did you play another sport before you settled on basketball, and how good were you at it?
“I played basketball my whole life, but I also played football in middle school. I choose basketball at the end of the day though.”
If you could play a musical instrument, what would it be?
“Probably the guitar or the piano.”
Is there one thing that you’ve never done or tried that you would like to do?
Tell us something about yourself that no one knows.
“That’s hard, I don’t know. I’m left-handed.”
When you shoot alone in the gym, what music do you like to listen to?
“Either Drake or Lil Baby.”
Do you have a pre-game routine you follow, or have any superstitions?
“I mostly just try to listen to music and clear my mind. I like to meditate as well.”
Besides your phone, is there one thing you must pack for a road trip?
“Either headphones or my laptop.”
What is your favorite sports team?
“The Dolphins [football] or the Atlanta Braves [baseball]. The Dolphins are the home team, I’m from Florida, and I’m here in Atlanta now, so I’ve got to support [the Braves].”