Devante Doutrive, a three-star, 6’5 shooting guard, is planning on setting up an official visit to Gonzaga within the next couple of weeks, Scout.com reported on Friday.
Scout ranks him as the No. 67 prospect in the 2017 class, but 247sports is a little harder on the prosepct, ranking him at No. 152 in their composite score.
The guard is one of the top prospects left on the board, and helped lead Birmingham High School to their first basketball championship last season, averaging 22.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in the process. He was named the City Section player of the year in the process.
I’ll be perfectly honest here: I don’t know much about the guy. It looks like his stock in the recruiting circles has really risen leaps and bounds his senior year. But by viewing his mixtape above, it appears that Doutrive is a guard who is more comfortable driving to the hoops, which would make him a perfect paring in the future alongside a point guard like Jesse Wade.
The Zags will have to compete with both Oregon and UTEP for his services, and before you count UTEP out, just note that Doutrive spent a portion of his life in Texas. The Zags still have plenty of room on the scholarship chart, but also have a pretty loaded backcourt in the moment.
If Doutrive does choose Gonzaga, he will be choosing a school where he won’t necessarily make an immediate impact in his freshman year.