Devan Dumes Signs National Letter of Intent To Attend Indiana
April 22, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University men's basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that Devan Dumes, a 6-2, 195-pound guard from Vincennes University has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend IU and play basketball for the Hoosiers beginning next fall. The Indianapolis native and Decatur Central High School product began his collegiate career at Eastern Michigan in 2006-07.
"Devan is a player that I got to see first hand when he played at Eastern Michigan as a freshman," said Crean. "He had 16 points against us and made quite an impression on our staff. You could tell that he worked extremely hard on improving his game this season and Coach Everick Sullivan and his staff at Vincennes deserve a lot of credit for elevating his play."
Dumes chose Indiana over Ohio State, South Alabama and UTEP.
"We are equally as thrilled to get a kid from the state of Indiana," added Crean. "He really tore it up at the end of the season and I liked the way he helped lead his team to the national tournament."
Dumes, who played for Coach Everick Sullivan at VU, averaged a team-best 16.9 points, set a school record with 109 three-pointers and finished second on the team in assists with 137 and steals with 43. He led the Trailblazers to a 28-6 record and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. In addition, he made three or more three-pointers in 25 of 33 games.
As a freshman at Eastern Michigan, he averaged 8.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals for the Eagles. He shot 33.8% from three-point land and had a season-high 19 points against Ohio. In addition to his 16-point output against Marquette, he had 14 points against Michigan and averaged 14 points per game in the last four contests of the season.
He is a 2006 graduate of Decatur Central High School where he played for Coach Dave Oberle. A four-year letterman, he scored 1,306 career points and was a three-time All-Marian County and Mid-State Conference choice. As a senior, he averaged 24.4 points a game to lead the conference in scoring, making 63-of-177 three-point shots for 35.6 percent and chipped in 5.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.4 steals. Selected as one of the Top 40 Indiana High School Seniors by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and was an honorable mention All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). He was an All-Region pick who was nominated for the McDonald's All-American team and selected for the North-South All-Star Game.
As a junior, he also was named first-team All-Mid-States League All-Scholastic after averaging 18.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists and was named to The Indianapolis Star's Super Top 40 Team.
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