DePaul Lands 2016 guard Devin Gage

DePaul coach Dave Leitao landed his first commitment in the class of 2016 on Friday evening. Learn more about the 2016 point guard in this report.

Chicago Curie point guard Devin Gage performed so well at DePaul’s Team Camp on Monday and Tuesday that he led his team to win the camp championship and earn the camp MVP award.

That momentum led the 6-2 point guard straight to a decision to attend DePaul in 2016.

“I was comfortable with the coaching staff, comfortable with the players, and just comfortable all around with the school and the academics,” Gage said regarding his decision.

Nobody was happier with the decision than Leitao.

“Everybody was excited,” Gage said. “The whole coaching staff was excited.”

Gage averaged 17.6 points, 5.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game during his junior season at Curie High School on Chicago's Southwest side.

DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett, Sr. had been actively recruiting Gage for some time and had offered Gage a scholarship when Oliver Purnell was the coach of the Blue Demons.

Gage was looking to make his decision so he can focus on books and basketball.

“I wanted to get the decision done,” Gage said. “A big weight has been lifted off my shoulders, so I was on board going into my senior season. It was a family choice. Being close to home was important.”

Gage chose DePaul over interest from Bradley, Iowa, Iowa State, IUPUI, Ohio, Rhode Island, St. Louis, Toledo, UIC, and West Virginia.

“I’m excited,” said Devin. “I’m looking forward to the adventure. Now I just have to keep working.”

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