24 - Devin Vassell

6-7, 200 Shooting Guard
Florida St. Sophomore
08/23/00 (21.3 yrs)
Suwanee, GA
High School
Peachtree Ridge
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Kelly Oubre/Kent Bazemore

Strengths: One of the most athletic wings in this year’s NBA draft … Shows a lot of promise as a wing that can contribute on both ends of the floor … High flyer. Explosive leaper. When he has an opening to the basket, regularly finishes with highlight dunks … Smooth offensive game, makes it look easy … Fluid athlete who runs the floor well … Good length, Possesses a near 7-foot wingspan … Has an athletic body … Shot 41% from three in both of his seasons at Florida State (knocking down 19 and 48 in his two seasons) … Hit 1.5 threes per game over a full college season, a solid sample size to project his ability as a shooter and scorer at the next level … Showed vast improvement from his freshman year, (4.5 to 12.7 ppg) after receiving a much greater opportunity to be a focal point of the offense … Shows the ability to handle the ball and create offense off the dribble … Can pull up off the dribble and knock down shots consistently … Mid-range game showed solid improvement as a sophomore. Adept at improvising on drives and creating shots when there are openings … Has a go to move with his step back jumper, that he utilizes well to create space for shots … High release point on his shot is a positive … Wiry strong. Plays stronger than his frame and doesn’t get affected much by contact … Very good rebounder considering his thin frame, 5.1 rebounds per game stands out as a wing playing 28 min per game … Has a reputation for being a tough competitor … Unselfish player who passes willingly and is an underrated passer … A competitor who showed the ability to perform well in clutch situations. It would have been fun to see what he could have done in this year’s NCAA tourney …

Weaknesses:  Can improve on his ability to create offense for himself in isolation, though he wasn’t called upon to do this very frequently in FSU system this year … Needs to continue to add some bulk to his frame … Added leg strength should allow him to gain more explosiveness / balance … Got to the line just 2.2 times per game … Illustrates the need for a player with his athletic ability to force the issue and get to the line more often on drives … Can use more core strength to become better equipped to make it through an NBA season healthy and productive … May struggle with scoring consistency early in his NBA career, as it was somewhat inconsistent in college … Had six games where he scored in single digits, and scored just 5 and 3 points in two of his final six games … Shot just 73.8% from the FT line as a sophomore and 67.9% as a freshman … Release on shot is not always consistent. His elbow does not stay aligned to the basket and sometimes has a tendency to jet out to the side as he shoots instead of staying in front of him and aligned to the basket … Nonchalant style, makes everything look easy, but can give the impression he’s not going his hardest at all times as well …

Overall: Started 29 games as a sophomore, after starting none as a freshman … Really shined for the Seminoles in a breakout sophomore year … Averaged 12.7 ppg, so there are some who may question why he wasn’t a bigger producer offensively. And whether he has what it takes to be a standout scorer in the NBA … In Vassell’s defense he played on a Florida State team with a great deal of talent and Leonard Hamilton preaches having a balanced attack … Vassell played just 28.8 minutes per game …

Notes: Native of Suwanee, Georgia … Majored in Sport Management … Youngest of three siblings, parents are Cynthia and Andrew Vassell … His father Andrew Vassell played college basketball at Stony Brook …

Aran Smith 6/12/20

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