|Power forward / Center|
August 7, 1986 |
Long Beach, California
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Newark Memorial (Newark, California)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2009||Egaleo AO (Greece)|
|2009||Henan Jiyuan (China)|
|2009–2010||Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
|2010–2011||Elitzur Yavne (Israel)|
|2011||Gaziantep BB (Turkey)|
|2011||BC Minsk-2006 (Belarus)|
|2011–2012||Ciclista Olímpico (Argentina)|
|2012||Marinos de Anzoátegui (Venezuela)|
|2012||Al Rayyan (Qatar)|
|2012||Hong Kong Bulls (China)|
|2012–2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2013–present||Basquete Cearense (Brazil)|
DeVon Michael Hardin (born August 7, 1986) is an American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st) forward-center, Hardin was selected in the 2008 NBA Draft as the 50th overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics.
High school career
Hardin played at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. He averaged 12.9 ppg, 11.4 rpg and 4.4 bpg as a senior at Newark Memorial HS, earning first-team All-Metro honors from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hardin attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played all of his four collegiate seasons for the Golden Bears and majored in social welfare. He declared for the 2007 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name shortly before the event.
Hardin was selected 50th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, but suffered a stress fracture in his left tibia and was unable to participate in training camp. In January 2009, he joined Greek first division club Egaleo AO, as a replacement for Andrae Patterson. Hardin had recently been released by Turkish team Mersin BB, after failing to properly recover from the stress fracture.
Hardin's draft rights, along with Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith, were traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Tyson Chandler on February 17, 2009. However, the trade was rescinded a day later, after Chandler failed his physical with the Thunder.
For the 2011 season he began with Minsk 2006 in Belarus, then he signed with Marinos in Puerto La Cruz Venezuela.
- June 26, 2008: Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round (50th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
- August 6, 2008: Signed by Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K. (Turkish Basketball League).
- September 12, 2008: Released by Mersin.
- January 18, 2009: Signed by Egaleo BC (B Ethniki).
- December 1, 2009: Signed by Tulsa 66ers (NBA Development League).
- December 18, 2009: Waived by Tulsa due to injury.
- December 19, 2009: Re-acquired by Tulsa.
- September 15, 2010: Signed by Elitzur Yavne (Liga Leumit).
- March 1, 2011: Signed by Gaziantep BB (Turkish Basketball League) from Elitzur Yavne.
- October 4, 2011: Signed by BC Minsk-2006 (Belarusian Premier League) from Gaziantep.
- December 24, 2011: Released by BC Minsk-2006.
- December 28, 2011: Signed by Ciclista Olímpico (LNB Argentina).
- January 24, 2012: Released by Olimpico.
- January 25, 2012: Signed by Marinos de Anzoátegui (LPB Venezuela).
- March 8, 2012: Released by Marinos.
- March 22, 2012: Signed by Al Rayyan (Qatari Basketball League).
- April 25, 2012: Signed by Hong Kong Bulls (NBL China).
- June 15, 2012: Released by Hong Kong.
- November 2, 2012: Selected in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
- January 2013: Waived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers
- August, 2013: Signed by Basquete Cearense (NBB Brazil).
DeVon is the son of Michael and Gale Hardin and he has one sister, Mykah Hardin. He is now the father of two children, son Isaiah and daughter Amaira.
- CalBears player bio
- DeVon Hardin withdraws from NBA Draft, CalBears.com, June 18, 2007.
- Bob McClellan, Draft Diary III: Cal center DeVon Hardin, Rivals.com, May 23, 2008.
- Devon Hardin to replace Patterson in Egaleo BC
- Mersin released DeVon Hardin
- Thunder get Chandler from Hornets
- 76ers' Summer League Roster Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 2010