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Introducing emerging sophomore wing Devin Ree

In the coming weeks, we will be looking at several under-the-radar prospects that were primed to use the travel circuit to boost their recruiting stock this summer. Now, with grassroots basketball on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, these prospects may not get the exposure in the coming months as they would have otherwise.

Today, we take a look at Devin Ree.



A 6-foot-7 small forward that is a member of the 2022 class, Devin Ree attends Terry High School which is located 30 minutes south of Jackson, Mississippi. He just turned 16 years old last month and is a true wing that can create for himself, is a more than solid athlete at the basket and has the requisite size and agility to guard multiple positions.

Planning on playing with the We All Can Go program this summer on the Nike EYBL circuit, Ree is coming off a sophomore season in which he led his team to a district championship. During it, he averaged 17.5 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game.


Despite the potential of there being no travel season this summer and playing at a high school that is less assessible than others, Ree has already seen a number of high-major suitors enter his recruitment.

He has received offers from Auburn, LSU, Memphis, St. Louis, Tennessee State and WKU, and has visited the campuses at Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. Due to the coronavirus, he has been forced to cancel three other unofficial visits for the spring, ones that would have led him to Ole Miss, Texas and WVU.


Ree is all that one looks for in a small forward prospect: he is long, can defend different spots, is a fine athlete, boasts quality ball skills and can make shots to the perimeter. He must get stronger and continue to refine his overall skillset but there is a lot to like about what he already is and how good he can become over the long haul.

Not many of his age possess the size that Ree does along with the difficult shot making abilities that he showcases. He can more than hold his own whenever it comes to scoring out of isolation sets and the fact that he is still growing makes one believe that he could evolve into a monster of a mismatch in the small ball power forward role.

This spring was expected to be his launching pad on the national scene but that has been put to bed for now due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, Ree might remain more of a mystery for the rest of the nation until hopefully the travel basketball scene can resume later in the summer.

If not, I still do not see how a number of other high-majors do not jump into Ree’s recruitment by offering. He has a lot working in his favor and looks the part of a four-star prospect that should receive inclusion into his class’ Rivals150 Rankings sooner rather than later.