Michael Devoe is an elite student-athlete currently attending Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Florida. Michael is one of the most sought after perimeter players in the country, currently ranked the #16 point guard and #80 overall player in the class of 2018 per 247Sports. The 6’3 floor general is a prototype point guard with excellent ballhandling skills and court-vision to create easy looks for teammates, while also being able to get buckets himself with an array of hesitation moves, change of direction dribbles, and crafty floaters. Best known for breaking defenders down off the dribble and dropping dimes to teammates, Michael is also an honor-roll student at Oak Ridge holding down a 4.5 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for E1T1 as a team and for you individually?
MD: Thank you for taking your time to do this. This spring and summer I wanted to turn a lot of heads and prove I am one of the top kids in the country. It has been going great having the opportunity to play with E1T1 and playing with a great group of players. We qualified for Peach Jam and that is an accomplishment to know we are one of the top 16u Nike teams!
Oak Ridge 6'4 2018 CG @Michael_devoe6 had game-high 19 pts& 7 assists.
5* @j5_twann had 15 pts. Dominated both ends. New interest from UF.
— Prep Hoops Florida (@prephoopsfl) April 23, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
MD: I would say that I play like D’angelo Russell. I am a lefty point guard that has high IQ and feel for the game. I love to get my teammates involved and I can also score from all three levels.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
MD: I typically work on my game everyday. I work out with my trainer Iren Rainey 3-4 times a week and the rest of the days I work on my ball handling and my consistency on my jump shot.
Oak Ridge 2018 G @Michael_devoe6 is arguably best true PG in state. Smooth,long&creates plays. Intriguing lefty.Gets steals.High Major guy.
— Lynden Ostrander (@lynden_o) April 2, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what do you plan to major in when attending college?
MD: I grew up being told by my mother that being a student comes first. I have always kept that in my head and now my GPA is at a 4.5! I plan on majoring in Engineering when I attend college.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
MD: Off the court, my interest is definitely shoes. I love Jordans, Nikes, Adidas, etc. I like to hang with a couple of close friends of mine. I also like to rest when I am not working on my game to give my body rest.
Note to the Ivy Leagues. Make Michael Devoe priority A, B, and C in 2018. Above a 4.0 gpa with the ball skills and talent to match #NikeMDC
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) May 28, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
MD: Miami, USC, UMass, TCU, Saint Louis, George Washington, SMU, Georgia, UCF
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
MD: Oklahoma, California, Xavier, Butler
EM: Do you have a top group of schools that you’re focused on at this point?
MD: As of now I do not. I plan on having a top group after my junior year.
EM: Any visits or camps lined up in the near future?
MD: I plan on taking visits to Oklahoma, TCU, and Georgia in August. I plan on taking more visits, but those are the ones for right now.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
MD: Some factors that are important to my family and I are a college program giving me the best opportunity. I want to be able to fit in, and the coaching staff to have 100% belief in me!
2018 Michael Devoe was named to the All Central Florida 1st Team for boys basketball for the 2015-2016 Season.
— Oak Ridge Basketball (@ORHSHOOPSQUAD) March 15, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
MD: I grew up having a dream to make it to the NBA and that will always be my goal and aspiration. If that doesn’t work out though, then I would want to play overseas or be an engineer.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
MD: I would say to always work hard and never give up on your goals and dreams. Never let anyone tell you, you can’t do something and strive to become the best person you can be!
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