Position: SF
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 195 lbs
School/Club: Florida State
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: 08/23/2000

About Devin Vassell

Devin Vassell is a rangy young wing who showed budding ability as a shot maker and defender in a breakout sophomore season at Florida State.  A consensus top-200 prospect in the high school class of 2018 coming out of Peachtree Ridge High School (GA), Vassell was a largely unheralded prospect before emerging in a minor role as a freshman last season.  Averaging 4.5 points over 10.7 minutes per game in his first year under Leonard Hamilton, he turned the corner as a sophomore solidifying himself as the best offensive player on one of the nation’s best defensive teams. 

Finishing the year scoring 12.7 points and pulling down 5.1 rebounds over 28.8 minutes per game, the Georgia native helped guide the Seminoles to a top-5 ranking while earning All-ACC 2nd Team honors and solidifying himself as an NBA prospect.

Chris Dortch feature: Vassell ready for next challenge after disproving doubters

  • A lanky 6-foot-7 wing with a skinny 195-pound frame and good length, Vassell has very good size for a wing.  He is a fluid athlete who can play above the rim pretty impressively in space.
  • Filling a significant role for the Seminoles, who did not rely heavily on any one scorer, Vassell provided efficient floor spacing, finished emphatically in the open floor, and flashed a budding ability to create his own shot out of the pick and roll. 
  • Having some impressive moments defensively contesting shots and getting in the passing lanes, Vassell is a competitive defender who fit in nicely at a program known for its aggressive style of play.  His length was a consistent factor contesting shots.

Defensive Analysis

  • Possessing the length to contest shots, be a factor in the passing lanes, and even protect the rim some, Vassell proved to be a capable defender.  He allowed 0.50 points per isolation possession [81th percentile] as his wingspan and intensity helped him hold his own.
  • Going out of his area for rebounds on occasion, Vassell made some hustle plays even though his frame is still developing to help him deal with physicality.

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