“I’ve been a head coach for 37 years and Devin Vassell is the best player I’ve ever coached. He’s a rebounder. He can drive to the basket about as good as anybody. He shoots it well. He developed into one of our top defenders. Devin worked to get batter each year and was one of the best players in the state of Georgia as a senior,” said Peachtree Ridge Head Coach Keith Arrington.
Florida State’s lone scholarship freshman in the 2018 recruiting class…an effective rebounder and defender who will fit into Florida State’s team defensive philosophy quickly…a talented scorer who can shoot well from long range and who has the athleticism to drive to the basket…said to have a feathery touch from the outside and the ability to operate well in traffic…is said to have explosive athleticism, a high basketball IQ and relentless energy on the court…takes advantage of his incredible wing-span (nearly seven feet across), his height (6-5) and his leaping ability on both offense and defense…his physical attributes made him a defensive match-up nightmare for smaller and larger players and gives him an advantage on the offensive glass as he scored many of his points on offensive rebounds and put-backs…the most important defender in Peachtree’s full court trap defensive scheme…one of the top contenders for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Georgia…played for the North team in the state of Georgia North South All-Star game following his senior season…a member of the North team in the GACA North South All-Star game as a junior…verbally committed to Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles in May of 2017…plays for Team A.J. Bouye in AAU play…ranked as the 47th best shooting guard and the eighth best at his position in the state of Georgia by 247Sports as a senior…named the regional Player of the Year and voted onto the All-State 6-AAAAAAA Regional First Team as a senior…an All-State First Team selection in Class 6-AAAAAAA by the Atlanta Journal Constitution…named to the Atlanta All-Metro team by Naismith Trophy organization following his senior season.
Born August 23, 2000…Devin is the son of Cynthia and Andrew Vassell…Andrew played at Stony Brook (1983 and 1984)…the youngest of three – has an older brother and an older sister…began playing basketball at age 6 on a 7-8-year-old team…selected Florida State over UCLA, Miami, Texas Tech, Indiana State and North Florida…major is exploratory.