|Shooting guard / Point guard|
21 April 1987 |
Bay City, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2014||Super City Rangers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eric Michael Devendorf (born April 21, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Super City Rangers of the New Zealand NBL. He played college basketball at Syracuse University.
Devendorf was named to the Big East All-Rookie team his freshman year after averaging 12.1 points and 2.3 assists per game. Devendorf joined the starting lineup six games into the season, and hit a key layup against Georgetown in the Big East Tournament to send Syracuse to the Big East Championship.
Devendorf was named MVP of the BCA Invitational after averaging 16.0 points a game during the three contests. During the regular season, Devendorf had strong showings against Marquette (20 points), St. Johns (23), DePaul (27) and Villanova (33). The sophomore saved his best showing for the postseason, scoring a career high 34 points against South Alabama in the National Invitation Tournament. Devendorf finished the season averaging 14.8 points and 4.1 assists as a sophomore and was an Honorable Mention All-Big East selection.
Devendorf was leading Syracuse in scoring 10 games into his junior season averaging 17.0 points and 3.9 assists per game. However, he would be sidelined the rest of the season after tearing his ACL against East Tennessee State. Devendorf was granted a hardship waiver during the 2007–08 season after missing 25 games, which meant that for the 2008–09 season, although classified as a senior academically, he would remain a junior in athletic eligibility.
Devendorf returned to the Syracuse lineup with a 14-point effort against Le Moyne and 22 points against Oakland. However, on December 11, 2008, Devendorf was suspended indefinitely, pending appeal, from Syracuse University. The suspension was the result of a university judicial board hearing stemming from an incident involving Devendorf and a female student. Devendorf was accused of striking the female student in the face during an altercation in the early morning hours of November 1. The board found that Devendorf had violated three out of the five student codes he was accused of. Furthermore, Devendorf was already on disciplinary probation as the result of harming a student during the spring 2008 semester. The university judicial board recommended he be suspended for the remainder of the academic year, which his coach Jim Boeheim thought was too severe. Devendorf, as expected, appealed.
The Appeals board rendered its decision effective on December 19, 2008, upon which Devendorf was suspended. Upon his completion of 40 hours of community service, he would be allowed to rejoin the university and the basketball team. After completing his 40 hours of community service, Devendorf was reinstated by the University on December 27.
Devendorf went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. On December 26, 2009, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. He made his debut the same day, scoring just 2 points in 14 minutes of action, as the Bighorns defeated the Tulsa 66ers 102-87. On January 4, 2010, he was waived by the Bighorns.
On April 12, 2010, Devendorf was released by the Pistons following a bar conflict involving Hawks' imports Josh Pace and Jamil Terrell. The next day, he signed with the Wellington Saints for the rest of the season. The Saints went on to win the 2010 championship.
In May 2010, Devendorf signed with the Melbourne Tigers for the 2010–11 NBL season. On February 2, 2011, Devendorf was released by the Tigers. In 18 games for the Tigers, he averaged 14.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
On November 3, 2011, Devendorf was selected by the Idaho Stampede in the 4th round of the 2011 NBA D-League draft. On January 5, 2012, he was waived by the Stampede. On January 20, 2012, he was re-acquired by the Stampede. Four days later, he was traded to the Reno Bighorns.
On March 12, 2014, he signed with the Super City Rangers for the 2014 New Zealand NBL season. On April 25, 2014, he was released by the Rangers due to a back injury, and replaced by Jason Cadee.
- McNamara directs 'Cuse into Big East final
- Eric Devendorf - 2008 Men's Basketball
- SU wins big, but fears loss of Devendorf
- Orange guard Devendorf to miss rest of season with ACL tear
- Devendorf ordered to complete community service
- Big East gives Syracuse G Devendorf another year after injury
- Syracuse 85, Le Moyne 51
- Syracuse uses second-half spurt to stop Richmond
- Cole, Nancy (December 11, 2008). "Devendorf suspended from Syracuse University; board says he didn't take past probation seriously". Syracuse.com. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
- "Syracuse board sanctions Devendorf for alleged assault". ESPN.com. December 11, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
- Boeheim disagrees with Syracuse's season ban of G Devendorf
- Devendorf to appeal suspension
- O'Hara, Jim (December 19, 2008). "Suspension of SU's Eric Devendorf upheld, penalty changed". Syracuse.com. Retrieved December 19, 2008.
- Devendorf expected to return for Syracuse
- Zagoria, Adam (April 9, 2009). "Syracuse trio declares for draft". SNY.tv. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
- "Three more declare for NBA Draft". Sportando.com. April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
- Bighorns Acquire Syracuse Star Devendorf
- Eric Devendorf makes professional debut in NBA D-League
- 09-10 Transactions
- Anderson, Ian (February 9, 2010). "Waikato Pistons sign troublesome talent". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- Eric Devendorf scores 49 points for New Zealand's Waikato Pistons
- Anderson, Ian (April 12, 2010). "Eric Devendorf dumped by Waikato Pistons". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- "Wellington Saints snap up discarded Devendorf". Stuff.co.nz. April 13, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- Tigers add three
- Tigers sack coach Westover
- Eric Devendorf released by Melbourne Tigers of NBL Australia
- Player statistics for Eric Devendorf
- Bay City's Eric Devendorf joining Turkey Basketball League
- Eric Devendorf scores 22 points in Turkey Basketball League debut
- Stampede Re-Acquire Devendorf, Galloway
- Bighorns Acquire Devendorf from Stampede
- Eric Devendorf resumes basketball travels after signing with Ukraine Super League squad
- Former Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf signs with an Israeli team
- Ilysiakos sign Eric Devendorf
- Devendorf Returns To New Zealand
- Rangers score Devendorf
- McAuliffe, Hugh (April 26, 2014). "Rangers sign Jason Cadee". Eurobasket.com. Sports I.T. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Rangers Sign Cadee