Devan Downey

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Devan Downey
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 31)
Chester, South Carolina
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolChester (Chester, South Carolina)
CollegeCincinnati (2005–2006)
South Carolina (2007–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Antalya BB
2011Chorale Roanne
2012Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2012TED Ankara Kolejliler
2012–2013Sigal Prishtina
2013–2014Al Jaysh
2013–2014Al Gharafa
2017Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2017Leones de Santo Domingo
Career highlights and awards
  • Fourth-team All-AmericanTSN (2010)
  • AP Honorable mention All-American (2009, 2010)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2009, 2010)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2010)

Devan Deangelo Downey (born September 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player.

Amateur career[edit]

He was born in Chester, South Carolina where he attended Chester High School. Named S.C. Class AAA Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball as a senior at Chester High Devan Downey Averaged 36.9 points, 6.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals his senior year under coach De'Andre Scott.

He played collegiately for the University of Cincinnati and then the University of South Carolina, where he was an honorable mention All-American and 1st team All-SEC player in 2008–09.[1] Downey went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Perhaps the most notable game of his career occurred on January 26, 2010 when he scored 30 points in a victory over a previously undefeated University of Kentucky team at Rupp Arena which aired nationally on ESPN. The game was the first loss for John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and John Calipari while at the University of Kentucky.[2] The game and particularly the performance by Downey is revisited by hosts Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander of CBS Sports three times a week on their podcast.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In July 2010 he signed with Antalya BSB in Turkey.[4] In January 2011 he signed with KK Zadar in Croatia, but because of the financial problems of the club left the team in March 2011 and then signed with Chorale Roanne in France.[5] In March 2013, he signed with BC Timișoara in Romania.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Player Bio at
  2. ^ "Down Goes No. 1 - Gamecocks Upset Kentucky, 68-62". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Why One national voice made a point to shout out South Carolina's win vs. Kentucky". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. ^ Devan Downey Off to a Good Start in Turkey
  5. ^ Le compte y est (in French)
  6. ^ "Devan Downey added by BC Timisoara". Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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