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Michael Devoe
Guard

Michael Devoe

Guard

Year Sophomore
Experience 1 VL
Height 6-4
Weight 188
Hometown Orlando, Fla.
Last School Montverde Academy
Michael Devoe

Biography

General

Standout guard from the state of Florida who moved into the starting lineup early in his freshman season and steadily improved as the season progressed … Left-handed guard with a high IQ, excellent playmaker and good positional size, pass first but not pass only … His outside shot and importance as a scorer improved markedly over the latter half of his freshman season … Starred on a national powerhouse at Montverde Academy following an all-star career at Oak Ridge High School … His uncle played college basketball as South Alabama and professionally in Europe … Majoring in business administration.

“He really knows how to play and has a high IQ in the game,” said Tech coach Josh Pastner. “He’s a very good passer and shooter as well. He’s got great size for his position, and he fits what Georgia Tech is about.”

2018-19

Steadily improving combo guard with a high IQ who averaged 32.3 minutes per game … Ranked 11th in ACC in average minutes in conference games (35.4), and seventh among major conference freshmen … Entered the starting lineup Dec. 19 at Arkansas and started Tech’s last 23 games, consistently progressing after missing six weeks of pre-season practice with a right big toe injury … Tech’s third-leading scorer overall (9.7) and in ACC games (10.4 ppg) … Hit 43.8 percent of his three-point tries on conference play, best on the team and better than all but two of the qualifying ACC players in conference rankings (2.0 made per game minimum) … Connected on 32-for-68 three-point shots over Tech’s last 15 games (47.1 pct.), just 12-of-40 (30 pct.) in his first 17 games … Scored career highs in consecutive games with 18 at Notre Dame, then 22 at Virginia Tech (12-24 FG, 8-12 3pt combined) … Averaged 11.6 ppg in his last five games, including 20 vs. Boston College … Scored in double digits 15 times, including nine times in his last 14 games — had 13 at Miami, 10 at Virginia, 10 vs. Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament … No. 2 on team in steals (44), blocked 16 shots … Hit 71.0 percent from the foul line (66-of-93), second on team in FT and third in FTA … Made tremendous improvement in his rebounding, averaging 3.7 in conference play.

Video highlights

High School

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 … Attended and played his senior year for coach Kevin Boyle at Montverde Academy in Orlando, Fla., which compiled a perfect 36-0 record in 2017-18 and a claim to the Geico National Championship title … Ranked No. 1 by both USA Today and ESPN Fab 50 … Averaged 14,4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while converting 63 percent of his field goal attempts and 52 percent of his threes (68 made) … Scored 21 points with three rebounds and three assists when Montverde beat Davie (Fla.) University School in the national championship game … Scored 11 points in the national semifinal, a 71-53 win over Findlay Prep (Nev.), a few months after hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as Montverde edged Findlay Prep, 69-67 to win the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament … Was named MVP of that tournament with 26 points in the title game … Prior to that, was a two-time all-area guard at Oak Ridge High School, which went 66-20 in his three seasons as a starter under coach O’Neil Lubin … Averaged 22.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a junior for the Pioneers … Also was an honor roll student with a 4.5 GPA.

 

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