Devin was overshadowed this year in West Virginia by the heroics of Da’Sean Butler. His physical tools are undeniable, possessing great height and a long wingspan. His stock is probably the most volatile in the draft; bottom of the first round is a possibility, but so is the lottery.
Strengths: Physically imposing, possessing good size and an absolutely giant wingspan. Great ability to rebound the basketball, using his leaping ability and long arms to haul in everything in sight. Runs the floor well, taking long strides and not wasting energy when in transition. Has the combination of size and agility to be an elite defender.
Weaknesses: Since he’ll be seeing the bulk of his minutes at the small forward position he will need to greatly improve his ball handling. His frame could still add more weight, which would allow him to play more minutes at power forward at the NBA level. Finally, he doesn’t have a great feel for the game and needs to dedicate himself to understanding what to do in certain situations.
NBA Comparison: Josh Smith