PTS: 27 at Virginia Tech (2-1-20)
REBS: 11 at Miami (1-18-20)
BLKS: 4 vs. USF (12-21-19)
STLS: 3 vs. Canisius (11-19-18), vs. Chicago State (11-25-19), vs. Tennessee (11-29-19), vs. North Florida (12-17-19), at Miami (1-18-20), at NC State (2-22-20)
ASTS: 5 at Miami (1-18-20)
2019, 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2019 Emerald Coast Classic Most Outstanding Performer
2019 Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament Team
2020 ACC Player of the Week (College Sports Madness) Jan. 6, 2020
2020 ACC Player of the Week (ACC) Jan. 20, 2020
2020 Naismith Award Defensive Player of the Year — Midseason Top 15
2020 Julius Erving Small Forward Payer of the Year Award Finalist (Feb. 2020)
2020 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
2020 All-ACC Second Team (ACC Coaches and Media)
2020 NABC District 2 First Team
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team
Entered his name as an early entry candidate for the 2020 NBA Draft on March 23, 2020…a tough defender who utilized his athleticism and incredible wingspan to lockdown some of the top players in the nation during his two-year career as a Seminole…takes advantage of his incredible wing-span (measured at 6-9 1/4), his height (6-7) and his leaping ability on both offense and defense…one of two members of Florida State’s 2019-20 team (also Patrick Williams) who relinquished his collegiate eligibility before his four-year collegiate career was completed…the eighth player in school history (and under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton) to leave for the NBA before the completion of his career as a Seminole…an All-ACC Second Team selection and named to the NABC District 2 First Team as a sophomore in 2020…named the Midseason Top-15 Finalist List for the 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award…named to the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward Payer of the Year Award Finalist by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame…the Most Outstanding Player and named to the All-Tournament team in leading the Seminoles to the championship of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic…Florida State’s leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore who led the Seminoles to the Regular Season ACC Championship for the first time in school history in 2020…helped lead the Seminoles to 55 overall wins in his two seasons as a Seminoles…Florida State finished with 29-8 overall record and a 13-5 mark in ACC play during the 2018-19 season and a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 mark in ACC play in 2019-20…the Seminoles’ 29 wins in 2019 are the school record for overall wins in a season while Florida State’s 16 conference wins in 2020 ranks as the school record of ACC wins in a single season…Florida State would have earned a high seed and been one of the favorites to win the National Championship had the 2020 season not been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020…played an integral role in Florida State earning a No. 4 seed in the West Region of the 2019 NCAA Tournament…helped the Seminoles finish the 2018-19 season with a 29-8 overall record, a 13-5 mark in ACC play, a fourth place finish in the ACC standings and in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament…Florida State’s 29 overall wins set program records for overall wins in a season…Florida State defeated 10 nationally ranked teams during his freshman and sophomore seasons combined…helped the Seminoles to a near school-record six wins over nationally ranked teams including a win over No. 2 ranked and National Champion Virginia in the semifinals of the 2019 ACC Tournament…the Seminoles’ win over Virginia in the 2019 ACC Tournament led the Seminoles to the Championship Game of the ACC Tournament for the third time in program history…led the Seminoles with a .419 3-point shooting percentage as he made 26 3-point shots…made 12 of his 26 3-point shots in ACC play as he shot .444 from the 3-point line in conference play…enjoyed one of the top seasons among all freshmen in the ACC in 2019…led the ACC’s freshmen in 3-point field goal percentage (.419) as he made 26 shots from the bonusphere…made his freshman season-high of four 3-point shots in a victory over Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the 2019 ACC Tournament…maybe his most important long range shot was his fourth 3-point shot against the Hokies came with 4.5 seconds remaining in regulation and tied the game at 56…the Seminoles won the game in overtime by a 65-63 margin to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament…Florida State’s lone scholarship player in the 2018 recruiting class (class of 2022)…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…played 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 the Naismith Trophy organization following his senior season…named to the 2019 and 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll…a member of the 2020 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball team…named to the 2019 and 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll… earned three awards at the Seminoles’ 2019 Men’s Basketball Honors Banquet…accepted the First Year Academic Achievement Award and the Newcomer of the Year award while sharing the award as the Seminoles’ top 3-point shooter…also earned a special team J.U.I.C.E award (Just Us In Combat Every Day) at the Seminoles’ Honors Banquet in 2019…earned a team-high tying five awards at the 2020 Seminole Honors Banquet: Bob Sura Most Outstanding Offensive Player, Charlie Ward Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Most Improved Player and Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage awards.
Averaged a career-high 12.7 points (first), 5.1 rebounds (first), 0.9 blocked shots (second) and 1.4 steals (second) in earning All-ACC Second-Team Honors…earned NABC District 2 First Team honors…named to the Midseason Finalist lists for the 2020 Naismith Award Defensive Player of the Year and the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year by the Basketball Hall of Fame…helped lead Florida State to a 26-5 overall record, a 16-4 record in ACC play and to the first ACC Regular Season title in school history in 2020…Florida State’s 16 conference wins in 2020 ranks as the school record of ACC wins in a single season…Florida State would have earned a high seed and been one of the favorites to win the National Championship had the 2020 season not been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020…ranked 11th in the ACC in steals with his career-high 1.4 steals per game average…ranked 15th in the ACC in blocked shots with his career-high 0.97 blocked shots per game average…tie for the single game ACC best with his career-high of seven 3-point field goals made in Florida State’s 74-63 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Feb. 1)…was a perfect seven of seven from the 3-point line for his career-high of 27 points in the Seminoles’ road win against the Hokies…his perfect shooting display tied the ACC and Florida State record for a 1.000 percent shooting percentage (minimum seven 3-point field goals made)…in the ACC and Florida State record books he tied former Seminole James Collins (seven of seven, 1.000 percent against USF on November 29, 1994) and Sam Cassell (seven of seven, 1.000 percent against Tulane on March 20, 1993) along with former NC State guard Allerik Freeman (seven of seven, 1.000 percent against North Carolina on January 27, 2018)…ranked third in the ACC for conference games only with his .505 field goal shooting percentage in his 19 ACC games…the Most Outstanding Performer and named to the All-Tournament team at the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic…led the Seminoles to the championship in the event with wins over Chattanooga (89-53; November 20), Chicago State (113-56; November 25), Tennessee (60-57, November 29) and Purdue (63-60 overtime, November 30)…established career-highs for games started (30), minutes played (863), minutes played per game (28.8), total points scored (380), average points scored per game (12.7), total rebounds (152), average rebounds per game (5.1), offensive rebounds (38), defensive rebounds (114), field goals made (144), field goals attempted (294), field goal shooting percentage (.490), 3-point field goals made (44), 3-point field goals attempted (106), free throws made (48), free throws attempted (65), free throw shooting percentage (.738), blocked shots (29) and steals (42)…helped Florida State to an undefeated record in the state of Florida and to the the state championship with wins over No. 6 Florida, North Florida, USF (in the Orange Bowl Classic), and Miami (twice in ACC play) for a 5-0 record against teams from the state of Florida…Florida State was 20-0 in games played in the state of Florida…finished his career as one of Florida State’s top 3-point shooters in his two seasons as a Seminole…he made 70 3-point field goals and shot .418 from the 3-point line for his career – he fell just five 3-point field goals made short of meeting the minimum 75 career 3-point field goals made in order to be included on Florida State’s record book list of the top long range shooters…scored in double figures in 14 of the final 17 games of his career and averaged 13.4 points scored per game since scoring 14 points in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech on December 31, 2019…totaled 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 63-51 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville…Vassell won both of his games against the Gators during his career…(Nov. 10)…scored 10 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in the Seminoles’ victory over Western Carolina in Tallahassee (Nov. 15)…scored 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots in the Seminoles’ victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee…totaled 16 points, three steals, two rebounds and one assist in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee scored a team-high 13 points, pulled down five rebounds and earned a career-high tying three steals in Florida State’s victory over No. 16 Tennessee in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic…totaled 13 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals and one assist in Florida State’s championship clinching overtime victory over Purdue in the Emerald Coast Classic…totaled a game-high 14 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots, two assists and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Clemson in Tallahassee (Dec. 8)…scored 11 points to go along with three assists and three steals in Florida State’s 98-81 victory over North Florida (Dec. 17)…in double figures with a team-high 14 points, nine rebounds, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 70-58 win over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Dec. 31)…scored 14 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists in Florida State’s victory over Louisville on the road in ACC play (Jan. 4)…totaled a team-high 17 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem (Jan. 8)…scored 18 points, pulled down five rebounds and earned three assists in Florida State’s victory over Virginia in Tallahassee (Jan. 15)…totaled 23 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and a career-high five assists in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Coral Gables…led Florida State with five overtime points as the Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes, 14-10, to take the ACC road win (Jan. 18)…totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Florida State’s 85-84 win over Notre Dame in Tallahassee (Jan. 25)…scored a team-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Seminoles played at Virginia (Jan. 28)…a career-high 27 points on a school and ACC record tying seven of seven performance from the 3-point line in leading Florida State over Virginia Tech, 74-63, in Blacksburg (Feb. 1)…totaled 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 99-81 win over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…double figure scoring with 11 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals as Florida State battled Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Feb. 10)…scored 11 points, pulled down six rebounds and earned three steals in Florida State’s 67-61 win over NC State in Raleigh (Feb. 22)…one of three Seminoles in double figures with a team-high 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists as Florida State traveled to play at Clemson (Feb. 29)…totaled 13 points (on six of 11 shooting from the field) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in Florida State’s 73-71 victory over Notre Dame (March 5).
Averaged 4.5 points (ninth on the team) and 1.5 rebounds (10th) while playing in 33 of Florida State’s 37 games…averaged 10.7 minutes played per game in leading the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in his first season as a Seminole…shot a team-leading .419 from the 3-point line – he finished as the only Seminole to shoot 40 percent or better from the 3-point line…led the ACC’s freshmen with his .419 3-point shooting percentage – he was one of only two freshmen in the ACC (also Isaiah Wilkins of Virginia Tech) to shoot 40 percent or better from the 3-point line with 50 or more attempts during the 2018-19 season…ranked sixth on the team with 26 made 3-point shots – including a number of the most important long range shots of the season for the Seminoles…among his important made 3-point shots was the game-winning shot against Clemson in Florida State’s victory over the Tigers in Tallahassee and the game-tying shot in regulation time to send the Seminoles’ game against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament into overtime…the Seminoles defeated the Hokies in overtime and went on to play in the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the third time in school history…helped Florida State to a 29-8 overall record and a 13-5 mark in ACC play…the Seminoles’ 29 overall wins and their 13 ACC victories established school records for wins in a season and in ACC play…the Seminoles won 15 overall ACC games as they defeated both No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 2 Virginia in the ACC Tournament to advance to the Championship Game of the ACC Tournament…helped the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with victories over both Vermont (March 21, 2019, 76-69) and Murray State (March 23, 2019, 90-62) to advance the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season…scored in double figures five times as a freshman – twice in non-conference play, twice in ACC play and once in the ACC Tournament…his season-high of 16 points came in the Seminoles’ 85-69 win over Southeast Missouri State at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)…scored his 16 points in 19 minutes of playing time against Southeast Missouri as he made his season-high of four free throws…led Florida State in scoring three times as a freshman: 11 points at Georgia Tech in his homecoming to the state of Georgia (Feb. 16), 13 points in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (Feb. 25) and 14 points in Florida State’s overtime victory over Virginia Tech in overtime in the ACC Tournament (March 14)…led the Seminoles in both scoring and rebounding with a season-high tying seven rebounds against Notre Dame…also totaled a season-high seven rebounds against Duke at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Jan. 12)…made his career debut for the Seminoles with three points and one steal in Florida State’s 81-60 win over Florida in Tallahassee (Nov. 6)…totaled 10 points, three steals, one rebound and one blocked shot in Florida State’s win over Canisius in the AdvoCare Classic in Tallahassee…the quarterfinals of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov 22)…totaled five points and one rebound in 20 minutes of play in Florida State’s victory over Clemson in Tallahassee…made what proved to be the game-winning basket (a 3-pointer) to put the Seminoles up 56-55 with 9:11 remaining to play against Clemson…the Seminoles did not surrender the lead after that basket (Jan. 22)… At that point, the Seminoles had trailed Clemson for more than 24 minutes…after Vassell’s shot, which gave them a one-point lead, they never trailed again and went on to win, 77-68…scored eight points (on two of four made 3-point shots), pulled down two rebounds and earned one steal in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…scored his ACC season-high of 11 points (on two of three made 3-point shots), pulled down three rebounds and totaled three steals in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb. 16)…totaled 13 points, a season-high seven rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 22 minutes played in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (Feb. 25)…With 7:04 left in the game against Notre Dame, Vassell put back a thunderous dunk on an offensive rebound, collected a rebound on the other end of the floor and knocked down a 3-pointer on offense to give FSU its first lead since the game’s first five minutes…a team-high 14 points on a season-high four made 3-point field goals in Florida State’s 65-63 overtime victory over Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament…his 3-point shot with 4 seconds remaining in regulation in regulation tied the game at 56-56 and sent the game into overtime…a steal and a dunk was the Seminoles’ first basket in the overtime period and put Florida State up 58-56 (March 14)…totaled six points (on two made 3-point field goals), seven rebounds and a season-high two blocked shots in Florida State’s appearance in the championship game of the ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (March 16)…totaled four points, two assists and one rebound in Florida State’s game against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (March 28).
Graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School in 2018…graduated as the second highest overall scorer in school history and as the highest per game average scorer in school history…finished his two-year career at Peachtree Ridge as the school’s second-leading scorer behind only Zach Graham who played collegiately at Ole Miss and for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA…averaged 16.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in two seasons as a member of the Peachtree Ridge varsity…named the Player of the Year as a senior by the Gwinnett Daily Post and the Player of the Year in Region 6-AAAAAAA…the 2017-18 Peachtree Ridge Player of the Year…averaged 21.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocked shots while shooting .537 from the field as a senior…led Peachtree Ridge to a 24-5 record as a senior…a triple threat shooter as a senior .437 from the field, .410 from the 3-point line and .790 from the free throw line as a senior leader…led the Lions to the state championship tournament as the No. 1 seed from the region…totaled 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as he led Peachtree Ridge to a regional championship clinching victory over Mountain View…totaled 21 points in an early-season victory over Jefferson as a senior…averaged 16.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.8 assists and 0.5 blocked shots as a junior…shot .469 percent from the field and .721 percent from the free throw line as a junior…earned all-county first-team honors as a junior in his first full season as a member of the varsity team.
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 Sport Management.