Florida State will be without the services of guard Devin Vassell next year. The sophomore has officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and is expected to see the process all the way through. Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles surged to the top of the ACC this year which was surprising to some people. The sophomore guard was a big part of the team winning the ACC regular-season title. Devin Vassell is expected to be a top 20 draft pick this year.
Florida State sophomore Devin Vassell has declared for the NBA Draft. Averaged 12.7 points, has good size and can really shoot it (42 percent from 3 the last two seasons). Many NBA execs I have spoken to feel he is in the 10-20 range.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 23, 2020
The Seminoles were incredibly talented this year and their star guard was a big part of that. He should make a fairly easy transition to the NBA and provide immediate impact to a roster. His second year at Florida State saw him take a serious jump up in production. The sophomore averaged 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He shot 49 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from beyond the arc this year.
Just watch Devin Vassell for the whole possession. He does every small thing you can think of on defense while off the ball. Signaling, talking, pointing, telling teammates where to be, rotating to take away passing lanes, etc. Once again, the best team defender in the country pic.twitter.com/HjW7IWkiAw
— Zach Milner (@ZachMilner13) February 2, 2020
Vassell can provide an immediate impact for an NBA team off the bench. His size is really good at 6’6″, but he will need to bulk up past his 180-pound frame. Florida State will need to replace his production but will be happy to see another Seminole succeed at the next level.