Eric Devendorf Signs Contract In New Zealand
TORONTO, February 23, 2016 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Eric Devendorf has signed on to play with the Super City Rangers in the National Basketball League of New Zealand for the 2016 season.
Devendorf, a 6’4’’ guard, has played professionally for 7 years, making stops in the NBA D-League, Australia, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, and Greece. This will also be his 3rd stint in New Zealand, having played there in 2010 and 2014.
A Bay City, Michigan native, Devendorf graduated from Bay City Central High School in 2006 and headed to Syracuse University to start his NCAA career. A prolific scorer all four years there, Devendorf averaged a career-best 17.0 points per game in his junior season. The next year, he averaged 15.7 points and was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team before leading Syracuse to the Sweet 16 at the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Devendorf left Syracuse with 1680 career points, 14th most in the program’s storied history. He also sits 4th in Syracuse history with 208 career three-pointers and 16th with 374 career assists.
Devendorf started his professional career with a brief stop in the NBA D-League before heading to New Zealand. There he averaged 23.1 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.7 steals while leading the Wellington Saints to a league championship. He was named the Australiabasket.com All-NBL New Zealand 2010 Import Player of the Year. Next, Devendorf moved to Australia for the 2010-2011 season, where he averaged 14.6 points per game for the Melbourn Tigers. He then played in 5 countries over the next 3 years, including his second stop in New Zealand where he played 5 games for the Super City Rangers.
This past Saturday, Devendorf participated in the Beat the Water Crisis Charity Basketball Game in Flint, Michigan in an effort to raise money and awareness for the cause.
“I am happy to be back healthy and playing in New Zealand,” said Devendorf. “I look forward to competing for a championship this season with the Rangers.”
The Rangers will look to make Devendorf’s second stint with the club a successful one.
“I am excited to have Eric, as he is such an explosive player,” said Jeff Green, Head Coach of the Super City Rangers. “He will add to the outside scoring and quickness on the defensive end, which will greatly enhance our up-tempo style of play.”
For more information and individual box scores for Eric throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/eric-devendorf.