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#23 Eric Devendorf
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  • Retired after 2016 season
  • PG/SG
  • 6'4" / 180lbs
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  • 04/21/1987
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2009
  • Syracuse
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DateLeagueTransaction
11th May, 2010AustraliaSigned a one year contract with Melbourne Tigers.
12th April, 2010New ZealandReleased by Waikato Pistons.
9th February, 2010New ZealandSigned a one season contract with Waikato Pistons.
4th January, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Reno Bighorns.
26th December, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Reno Bighorns.
2nd February, 2011AustraliaReleased by Melbourne Tigers.
25th February, 2011TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Mutlu Selcuk.
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDrafted 55th overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Idaho Stampede.
5th January, 2012D-LeagueLeft Idaho Stampede.
20th January, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Idaho Stampede.
24th January, 2012D-LeagueTraded by Idaho Stampede to Reno Bighorns in exchange for Chris Davis.
19th August, 2012UkraineSigned a one year contract with DniproAzot.
19th August, 2013IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Afula.
25th November, 2013IsraelReleased by Hapoel Afula.
24th February, 2014GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season with Ilysiakos.
13th March, 2014GreeceLeft Ilysiakos.
14th March, 2014New ZealandSigned a one season contract with Super City Rangers.
24th April, 2014New ZealandReleased by Super City Rangers.
6th August, 2014ItalySigned a one year contract with Chieti.
20th August, 2014ItalySigning cancelled.
21st January, 2015VenezuelaSigned a one season contract with Gaiteros.
20th February, 2015VenezuelaReleased by Gaiteros.
16th February, 2016New ZealandSigned a one season contract with Super City Rangers.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2005 - 2009Syracuse (NCAA)
December 2009 - January 2010Reno Bighorns (D-League)
February 2010 - April 2010Waikato Pistons (New Zealand)
May 2010 - February 2011Melbourne Tigers (Australia)
February 2011 - June 2011Mutlu Selcuk (Turkey, TBL2)
November 2011 - January 2012Idaho Stampede (D-League)
January 2012 - June 2012Reno Bighorns (D-League)
August 2012 - June 2013DniproAzot (Ukraine)
August 2013 - November 2013Hapoel Afula (Israel, National League)
February 2014 - March 2014Ilysiakos (Greece)
March 2014 - April 2014Super City Rangers (New Zealand)
August 2014Chieti (Italy, A2 Silver)
January 2015 - February 2015Gaiterous (Venezuela)
February 2016 - June 2016Super City Rangers (New Zealand)
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June 10, 2010

Teams in Australia's NBL tend to sort out their rosters nice and early, and so even though we're several months away from the 2010-11 season tipping off, many rosters are all but complete already. Despite him winning the NBL MVP trophy last season, the Townsville Crocodiles have released Corey "Homicide" Williams, and have not named a replacement import, although they have brought in former St. Mary's big man Ben Allen (who is also currently trying out for the Australian national team.) The Melbourne Tigers have brought home from America another big Aussie centre (Luke Nevill), and have signed Eric Devendorf to score from them after his hugely successful offseason in New Zealand (at least basketball wise; Devendorf managed to get arrested for breach of the peace in there as well.) And the Sydney Kings are returning to the NBL after a season out due to financial difficulties, bringing with them Taj McCullough, who had previously been in Latvia with VEF Riga.

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April 13, 2010

[...] Speaking of the colonies, Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf is playing in New Zealand this summer, but was released by his New Zealand team Waikito Pistons after being arrested for his role in a bar fight. However, Devendorf was averaging 24.3 points per game, good for second in the league, and as such he was immediately picked up by Waikito's rival, Wellington. Stats often talk like that.

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January 26, 2010

- Eric Devendorf

Eric Devendorf declared for the draft after his junior season as he received some advice that it might have been a good idea. It wasn't. Devendorf went undrafted, not coming close to being drafted, and has barely played since then. He spoke of offers from various countries, and it was reported in early November that he was going to go play in Israel. But he didn't, instead returning to America and joining the D-League. He was picked up by the Reno Bighorns in late December, played three games for the team, totalled 38 minutes and 14 points....and then was released again. He now sits in the D-League's available players pool, getting paid a small amount of money for his troubles, but not playing any professional basketball.

For all of Devendorf's excessive overconfidence in himself, lack of NBA talent, and established mouthiness (or call it what you may), he's better than a good many players in the D-League. It shouldn't have gone THIS badly for him. Someone in the D-League should pick him up because they'll get a good infusion of talent if they do.

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December 13, 2009



Devendorf declared for the draft after his junior year, apparently believing he had a chance of being drafted when he didn't even remotely have one. After going undrafted, he worked out at length with the Knicks and Lakers, but amazingly they decided that an undersized decent jumpshooter with awful defense and a recklessness problem was not the kind of player that their team needed. So Devendorf wasn't able to get an NBA contract of any kind.

After that, he was reported to be mulling over numerous European offers, the most concrete of which was with an unnamed Israeli team at the start of last month. However, none of them came to pass, and 8 months after leaving Syracuse, Devendorf remains unsigned. It won't be for much longer, though, as he is reported to be headed for the D-League. This, too, hasn't happened yet. But there's no obstacles in the way this time.

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