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Devan Downey
Devan  Downey


Chester, S.C.

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5-9 / 170



African-American Studies


Gamecocks Fall to Tide in SEC Tournament :: March 11, 2010

Gamecocks Fall to Tide in SEC Tournament :: March 11, 2010


Gamecocks Fall at Ole Miss :: Jan. 20, 2010

Gamecocks Fall at Ole Miss :: Jan. 20, 2010

Spurs Up Blog - Devan Downey vs LSU 1/13/10

Honorable Mention All-American (AP) - First-Team All-SEC (Coaches/AP) - SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches) - USBWA All-District III - NABC First Team All-District 21 - SEC Player of the Year
Named an Honorable Mention All-American by the AP ... Also a First Team All-SEC selection (coaches/AP), a USBWA All-District III honoree and a NABC First Team All-District 21 selection ... SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 2) ... Started all 31 games ... Led the team with 19.8 points, 2.9 steals and 4.5 steals, while adding 2.8 rebounds in a team-best 32.9 minutes per game ... Collected 1,000th career point (including one-year total from Cincinnati) and 1,000th career point as a Gamecock during the season ... In SEC statistics (all games), ranked third in scoring, third in assists and led the league in steals for the second-consecutive season ... Finished the season ranked sixth in NCAA statistics with 2.9 steals per game ... In the Gamecock career record book, currently ranks third in minutes played per game (35.2), fifth in scoring average (19.1), second in assists average (4.95), fourth in steals (192) and first in steal average (3.04) ... 614 points scored during season was sixth-highest single-season point total in Carolina history ... Led the team in scoring 24 times ... Scored double figures in 30 games, including 15 20-point and two 30-point efforts ... Set Colonial Life Arena scoring record with 37 points against Clemson (12/30) ... Tallied at least three steals 17 times, including seven twice, against Princeton (12/2) and NC Central (12/16) ... Dished at least five asissts 15 times, including season-high eight three times ... Posted 25 points and three assists in win over Gardner-Webb (11/25) ... Posted five steals against Clemson (12/30) ... In upset win over No. 19/20 Baylor (1/2), tallied 23 points, eight assists and three steals ... Scored 20 points, while adding four assists and four steals in upset of No. 24 Florida (1/21) ... Hit game-winning shot with seconds remaining in upset of No. 24 Kentucky (1/31) at Rupp Arena, posting 23 points, four assists and four steals ... In loss at Florida, tallied 33 points, including a steallar 7-of-9 from beyond the arc ... Tallied three 3's in the final 57 seconds of the game and added a layup for a total of 11 points in the final minute of play against the Gators to earn SEC Player of the Week honors ... Posted 25 points, adding four steals in overtime victory over Arkansas (2/21) ... Followed with 21 points, five assists and five steals in win over Kentucky (2/25) to sweep season series over the Wildcats ... Posted 23 points in regular-season finale over Georgia (3/7) ... Scored a team-best 18 points in NIT contest against Davidson (3/17). 2007-08
Cousy Award Finalist - First-Team All-SEC (Coaches/AP)
Named to the Coaches All-SEC First Team, the AP All-SEC First Team and the All-SEC First Team ... SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 10) ... Led the team with 18.4 points, 3.2 steals, 5.4 assists in 37.4 minutes per game with 32 starts ... In SEC play, scored 18.1 points with 5.1 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.3 rebounds ... Scored at least 20 points 15 times, including reaching the mark in 9-of-16 SEC games ... Finished the season ranked second in NCAA statistics with 3.2 steals per game ... Set the Carolina single-season record with 103 steals and 3.22 steals per game ... Had 21 games with at least three steals, breaking Chuck Eidson's single-season steals record with his 94th steal vs. Tennessee on March 9 (Eidson had 93 in 2000) ... Broke the SEC record for steals in a season against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament ... Tallied 30 points vs. Penn State ... Tallied 24 games with at least four assists, including a career-high 11 twice (The Citadel, LSU) and finished third in South Carolina season records with 172 assists ... One rebound from a triple double vs. The Citadel when he scored 11 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds ... Scored game-high 24 points vs. Tennessee ... Scored 28 points, including 9-of-11 from the free throw line, adding six steals and four assists in 40 minutes of play in win at Arkansas ... Collected 24 points (10-of-19) vs. Florida ... Tallied 29 points, tying career-high with seven steals in win over Alabama ... Collected third career double-double in SEC Tournament win over LSU, scoring 12 points with 11 assists and three steals ... Scored 26 points with five assists and five steals in SEC Tournament loss to No. 4 Tennessee. 2006-07
Sat out the year after transferring from Cincinnati. When transferring, he also considered Florida, Wake Forest, Kansas State and Ole Miss. 2005-06 (at Cincinnati)
Big East All-Rookie Team
Team's third-leading scorer (12.3) and leader in assists (4.1) and steals (2.0) ... Dished out a career-high 11 assists vs. N.C. A&T, and with 13 points, recorded his first career double-double ... Scored 16 points and dished out 10 assists, one shy of his career high, in win over No. 16 West Virginia, his second-career double-double ... Tallied 13 points and had four assists and two steals vs. No. 2 Villanova ... Had 16 points, three assists and four steals in the win over Providence, sinking a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining to provide the winning points in the 66-64 victory, earning Big East Rookie of the Week honors ... Keyed win over Syracuse with 16 points and seven assists ... Scored 22 points vs. Xavier, hitting four 3-pointers, including a triple with 30 seconds left in regulation that helped rally Cincinnati from a 6-point deficit and send the game into overtime. High School
South Carolina Mr. Basketball 2005
Named S.C. Class AAA Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball as a senior at Chester High ... Averaged 36.9 points, 6.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals his senior year under coach De'Andre Scott ... Showed long-distance scoring ability by averaging three 3-pointers per game ... Had a single-game scoring high of 67 points, a modern-day state record, and once made 32 free throws in a game ... Scored 2,738 career points ... As an All-American and all-conference recipient also logged 28 points, three rebounds, six assists per game his junior year and 25 points, three rebounds, and eight assists per contest his sophomore year... Chester was the three-time region champions ... Four-time Conference Player of the Year ... Three-time first team all-state selection ... S.C. Gatorade Player of the Year and finalist for national Gatorade Player of the Year honors ... Selected for the Michael Jordan All-Star Classic, the N.C.-S.C. Classic and the Commonwealth Classic ... Consensus pick by the recruiting organizations as a Top 50 prospect. Personal
Majoring in African-American studies.

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