The Charlotte 49ers have their eyes on a local product from just up the road. Gabe DeVoe, a 2014 shooting guard from Shelby (NC), was offered by the coaching staff this week–bringing his count up to eight.
DeVoe has been offered by Gardner-Webb, future CUSA foe Marshall, Mercer, and Radford, as well as three of the other UNC System schools–UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and Western Carolina. Here’s a write-up of him from Future150.com:
(He) is a athletic, physical guard who can finish at the rim through contact. He has a college ready body and uses it to his advantage. Has good mechanics on his jump shot, with consistent range out to 15 feet…He needs to work on his left hand. Also needs to work on his mental toughness. Needs to focus on playing defense on every play of the game.
DeVoe put up decent numbers in his junior campaign. He averaged 20.2 points a game, 4.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds, as well as 1.5 steals. He was also a 31.5% three-point shooter, and any Niner fan will tell you the team needed a lot of help from deep last year. We’re even hearing a few comparisons to Khalif Wyatt, the Temple star, being floated around. Last season, his high in points was 37 (in a 90-77 win over East Burke on March 1) while he once had a 7-1 three-point shooting day (against Burke on January 8).
He still has some room to develop, but DeVoe could turn out to be a nice get for the staff if they’re able to bag him.