Saddler Holds Offer From TCU

After a summer of playing for three AAU teams and attending many camps, Aberdeen Maryland's Devon Saddler is hoping that his hard work will pay off. Currently holding an offer from TCU and Providence. The combo guard's stock could be on the rise this fall.

After a summer of playing for three AAU teams and attending many camps, Aberdeen Maryland's Devon Saddler is hoping that his hard work will pay off.

The combo guard, who will be part of the 2009 recruiting class, currently holds offers from TCU and Providence. Other schools that are showing interest are DePaul, Tulane, and Central Florida.

"I really think things will pick up as the year goes on. A lot of coaches have been at the tournaments this summer watching me," stated Saddler to BigPurpleNation.com. "My current top five are TCU, Providence, DePaul, Central Florida, and Tulane.

The 3A Honorable All-State Mention his junior year, the 6'2 Saddler averaged 18 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks, a game for Aberdeen High School. The junior led his team to a 20-3 mark before getting knocked out in the semi-finals of the state tournament.

Saddler has not been to TCU yet, but is planning an official visit in the fall. "I know that TCU has some really good facilities and have some really good academics," said the Aberdeen product. "I want to go to a school that is going to help me with my grades. I have good grades, but I definitely want to be able to stay on the court. I also want to make sure that I'm going to be on the court and make contributions to the team."

Lighting quick with the ball, Saddler describes himself as "the type of player that really likes to get my teammates involved and reallys like to go hard to the basket." Able to use the spin move well to free himself from the defense, he also is a lockdown defender and dishes the rock on the break. While this summer has been about impressing people at the next level, the 2009 recruit is using the summer as time to work on some things in his game. "I have been really working hard on my outside game. My biggest weakness is shooting the three," said Saddler.

The senior will make his decision in the fall after narrowing his list down to a couple. Saddler currently holds a 2.9 GPA and plans to retake the ACT later this year. He will major in sports medicine in college.


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