Eric Devendorf Is Syracuse Basketball Guard

March 14, 2009

Meet Eric Devendorf, an American college basketball player who plays as a guard for the Syracuse Orange. See a video and a biography of Eric Devendorf here.

Devendorf finally got his ‘last shot’ recently as he shot a 3-pointer just three seconds off the half-time during Syracuse’s semi-final game against West Virginia. His team led Virginia with 36-29 at half-time.

The shot was reviewed by officials — a decision that was met with a mixture of laughter and groans by the crowd — was deemed to have gotten off just in time.

Eric was denied a very good similar shot in the quarter final game against Connecticut when it was revealed in the replays that the ball hadn’t left his fingers before the time was up. Syracuse had to go through a classic six -overtime game to beat Conn.

As a biography, Eric Devendorf was born on April 21, 1987 in Bay City, Michigan so his age is 21. He was named to the Big East All-Rookie team in the 2005-06 season after he led his school to the Big East Championship.

Eric looked pretty strong in the next season when he averaged 16.6 points in the BCA Invitational and was named the MVP. He also scored his career high of 34 points against South Alabama in the National Invitational. He was injured in the 2007-08 and made it through the next season only to be suspended due to an assault incident involving him and a female student.

He returned to the starting lineup of Syracuse on December 30th last year.

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