What a year it has been for senior guard Devontae Shuler of Ole Miss. Looking back at when we watched him during his high school time, back at Oak Hill, Shuler was a gifted prospect and a highly-regarded recruit. Phenom Hoops got one of our first glimpses of Shuler back at the North Carolina Phenom 150 camp in 2014, where this was said about his game.
“Perhaps no one took as much advantage of this Phenom Platform as Devontae Shuler. On paper he had a tough day, matching up in each game with kids who have already created national reputations. The common thread through the event is that Devontae came out on top of each of these matchups. Camp Coach Marcus Stevenson stated, “Devontae is a high-level basketball player with a great attitude.” Devontae capped off the day with a 33-point outburst with 5 threes, we expect him to start tracking on a national level soon”
He continued to show that at Oak Hill and is now displaying it all as a senior at Ole Miss. He has seen his game elevate to a completely different level in his final season as a Rebel, averaging 16.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and is shooting 42.3 percent from the floor. He also is showing to be the go-to leader for his team, helping the Rebels to a 12-8 overall record.
As of late though, he has elevated his level of play even higher. Now helping Ole Miss to a 6-2 record in his last eight games and has now scored in double-figures in his last 10 outings. That includes four straight wins in which Shuler is averaging nearly 22 points per game, with wins against Top-25 teams in Tennessee and Missouri. That also includes a career-high 31 points in Ole Miss’ win on the road against South Carolina.
Shuler has had an impressive career for sure; he has always possessed the talent even at a young age and is now playing at an all-time high as a senior at Ole Miss, helping his team make a run in the SEC and for a hopeful appearance in the NCAA Tournament.