The Braves chose Devine with the 27th pick in the first round, the 27th overall selection.
Devine was terrific this year for the Wolfpack. He finished the season with a 2.03 ERA and a 5-3 record while also recording a league-best 12 saves. He pitched 48.2 innings and totaled 72 strikeouts while yielding just 10 walks.
Devine was named first-team All-ACC for the third year in a row, making him the sixth NC State player ever to earn first-team honors three times, and the first reliever in conference history to make first-team all-conference three times.
Devine has a chance to contribute right away for Atlanta as he's considered one of the premier closers in the college game.
Wolfpack signee Justin Upton was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Upton, a shortstop from Chesapeake, Va., had long been considered the top prospect in the draft and it was a foregone conclusion that he would never play for the Wolfpack. However, it was a major coup when NC State signed the baseball star last November.
Among high schoolers, Baseball America ranked Upton as the best athlete, best five-tool player, best pure hitter, fastest baserunner, best defensive player and closest to the Majors. Baseball talent runs in the Upton family as his brother, B.J., also a shortstop, was selected by the Devil Rays with the second overall pick in the 2002 draft and is with their Triple-A Durham affiliate.
Upton becomes the fifth shortstop ever taken with the No. 1 overall pick, joining Matt Bush (Padres '04), Alex Rodriguez (Mariners '93), Chipper Jones (Braves '90) and Shawon Dunston (Cubs '82).
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