|No. 8 – Ilysiakos B.C.|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|League||Greek Basket League|
21 April 1987 |
Bay City, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
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, on a daily basis as he scored 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 named to the All Big East Honorable Mention team.
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 10, 2008, Devendorf was suspended indefinitely, pending appeal, from Syracuse University. The suspension is 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.
On December 26, 2009, Devendorf signed with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. In his debut, Devendorf played 14 minutes and scored 2 points as the Bighorns defeated the Tulsa 66ers 102-87. On January 6, 2010, Devendorf was waived by the Bighorns.
Devendorf was released in April by the Pistons following an incident in which he was involved in a bar conflict involving former Syracuse player Josh Pace and former St. Bonaventure center Jamil Terrell. He then signed with NBL team Wellington Saints shortly after, and as starting point guard he averaged 23.1ppg.
For the 2010–11 season, Devendorf signed to play with the Melbourne Tigers in the Australian National Basketball League. In February 2011, Devendorf was released after the team recorded a 6-12 record midway through the season. In March, he signed with Torku Selcuk Universitesi, which competes in Division 2 Group B of Turkish Basketball League (TB2L), scoring 22 points in his first game.
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- Devendorf ordered to complete community service
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