David Devezin Staying in State

David Devezin may not have received the attention that some of his summer teammates got, but he's still headed to the Big 12.

For David Devezin, basketball is his life. Now he'll take that attitude to College Station.

The 6-foot, 170-pound senior point guard, who has transferred from Clements to Marshall (Texas), has committed to Texas A&M.

``I thought it was a great fit," Devezin said. "It's a great opportunity for me. Not just for basketball, but also for life."

Devezin took an official visit way back in March to Oklahoma State and when it came down to it, he was also pursued by the likes of UNLV, Tulane, Texas Tech and SMU.

``His upside is huge," Pastner said. "He works and studies so hard, that with good coaching, he has a chance to be a terrific player as a freshman."

Devezin is a guy who can get to the basket, but needs to work on improving his outside shot. However, he didn't really have much freedom this past summer and it showed. But the soft-spoken Devezin never complained.

``It was frustrating," he said. "I did whatever they asked me to do. I wish they would have given me a little more freedom."

Devezin is a guy who never misses a workout and when he's not in the gym, he's watching tapes of his favorite players – Baron Davis, T.J. Ford, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant.

``He's the type of kid whose never asked me for anything and he's played for me since the fifth grade," Pastner said. ``That's rare in this day and age."

``This is a great opportunity to go into the Big 12 and be the starting point guard as a freshman," added Pastner.

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