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Eric Devendorf - PG/SG, 6'4, 180
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
       Date of birth: 04/21/1987
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
     Out of: Syracuse
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:

   2010 Summer Signings, Part 1

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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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 50

[...] 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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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 16

- 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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   D-League transactions, from lately until now

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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