SECSports.com has a feature today on former Gamecock Devan Downey talking about his career and his experience in the NBA draft process. Click here to read more.
From the moment the final buzzer sounded on his collegiate days, Downey has embarked on the professional path, finding out first hand just what consists of becoming a part of the National Basketball Association. From pre-draft workouts to the team meetings, the Chester, South Carolina, native is without a home for the first time in four years. What's it like? He explained.
"To me (the draft process), I didn't like it. I'm the type of the guy that wants to know where I stand," commented Downey. "Throughout the draft process there is like a gray area, you really don't know. You are doing all these things but at the end of the day you don't know. So I didn't really like that feeling."
The uncertainty along with familiar size questions allowed Downey to look back to previous experiences in the SEC, with success being prevalent despite doubts cast early in his career.
"When I first came to college, it was the size thing, the "he's not big enough" questions that I've gotten my whole life. Now, I'm back to square one, having to prove myself all over again."