PTS: 16 vs. Southeast Missouri (12-17-18)
REBS: 7 vs. Notre Dame (2-25-19), v. Duke (3-16-19)
BLKS: 2 vs. Duke (3-16-19)
STL: 3 vs. Canisius (11-19-18)
“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…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…
Made his career debut for the Seminoles with 3 points and 1 steal in Florida State’s 81-60 win over Florida in Tallahassee (Nov. 6)…totaled 10 points, 3 steals, 1 rebound and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s win over Canisius in the AdvoCare Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 19)…totaled 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in 15 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over UAB in the quarterfinals of the AdvoCare Invitational (Nov 22)…scored 4 points and totaled 1 rebound and 1 assist in the championship game of the AdvoCare Invitational against Villanova (Nov 25)…a star with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 19 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 85-68 win over Southeast Missouri State in Tallahassee (Dec. 17)…totaled 5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 13 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 95-81 win over North Florida (Dec. 19)…totaled 6 points and 1 assist in 5 minutes of playing time in his first career ACC game against Virginia (Jan. 5)…totaled 5 points, and 1 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)…scored 8 points (on 2 of 4 made 3-point shots), pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 1 steal in Florida State’s victory over Wake Forest in Tallahassee (Feb. 13)…scored his ACC career-high of 11 points (on 2 of 3 made 3-point shots), pulled down 3 rebounds and totaled 3 steals in Florida State’s 69-47 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Feb. 16)…totaled 13 points, a career-high 7 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 blocked shot in 22 minutes played in Florida State’s victory over Notre Dame (Feb. 25)…a team-high 14 points on a career-high 4 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 6 points (on 2 made 3-point field goals), 7 rebounds and a career-high 2 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 4 points, 2 assists and 1 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)…
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.