One of the nation’s top unsigned seniors is Devante Doutrive, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham.
The 2017 guard has good size and length, is a tough kid, can get to the basket, pull-up from midrange, is improving from three, has really progressed as a passer and will be able to guard multiple spots on the perimeter.
“I’m getting better on my defense and pull-up game,” Doutrive said. “I’ve been working on it for the last few months and being better off the dribble.”
Doutrive listed Arizona State and UNLV as two of his dream schools.
“I think ASU is a pretty good school and my game would fit in there,” Doutrive said. “UNLV has been looking at me for a bit. I like coach (Marvin) Menzies; he’s a pretty good coach.”
With Doutrive’s offer list likely to expand significantly in the coming weeks, he’s not ready to start thinking about a decision.
“I want to see what [offers] I get first,” Doutrive said.
That said, don’t look for Doutrive to use the spring to try and get more looks.
“I’m not trying to play AAU ball anymore,” he said. “I want to play grown man ball.”
Doutrive has improved academically in recent months, putting himself in position to qualify, and being able to continue to grow as a student will be a key to his college decision.
“Education is going to be really important,” Doutrive said. “I want somewhere that has good tutors and where I can succeed academically.”null