Gerard LeOnte' DeVaughn
#15 | Power Forward / Center | Atlanta Blaze
Did not play organized basketball until walking on team at Knoxville College as a freshman in 2006. Transferred to Stillman College (SIAC) sophomore year averaging 9 pts 4 reb. Junior season made all conference 2nd team averaging 10 pts 7 reb as well as team MVP. Senior season led conference in reb. was ranked 7 in the nation in field goal percentage at 61% and finished season averaging 15 pts 10 reb as well as team MVP. Played in Paraguay 2010 season averaging 20 pts 12 reb with season high of 30 pts 16 reb. played in Bolivia and Argentina 2011 averaging 18 pts 13 reb with season high of 24 pts 11 reb vs. Venezuela National team.
|After being high school player of the year in the Southwest Conference in Detroit, Michigan, Darius took his basketball talents to Mott Community College located in Flint, Michigan. There he was a key contributor to back to back national championships. His freshmen year he didn't play as much but during his second, he averaged 10ppg 4ast and was offered a scholarship to Ashland University. Ashland is a Division 2 school located in Ashland, Ohio in the GLIAC conference and at the time it was considered to be one of the top Divisoin 2 conferences in the country. At Ashland, Darius was a two year starter and helped turn a struggling program around in such short time. In his senior season, he led the conference in assist to turnover ratio, made the all defensive team and made all conference second team. While at Ashland, Darius also played football. Post Ashland, Darius played semi-pro for the Motor City Falcons.|
|Southern Poly Tech. College career average 15pts per game while shooting a blistering 42% from 3pt range. Herron finished his senior season at SPSU in 2010-2011. Herron played one year of pro ball for the #6 in the nation Athens razors were he averaged 17pts off the bench. Herron is a gifted scorer who knows the game with shooting as his major weapon in his arsenal.|
|Alabama State. Miguel is a muti purpose talent, runs the floor with great mid range game and can extend the defense. Played in the Ukraine Super League and averaged 11pts, 8 reb and 1 blk per game. Played in the Turkey Basketball League and averaged 16 pts, 10 rebs and 2 blks. 2012 Played with the number 6 ranked Athens Razors of the ABA and average 23pts and 14 rebs per game.|
|After spending his first 2 years at NJIT in Newark, NJ, Justin transferred to Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio to close out his collegiate career. Last fall, he was the #2 overall draft pick in the NBL Canadian league. He is a very athletic player with unmatched speed. His height and athleticism give him an advantage over smaller guards. Garris, a consistent 3‐point shooter, is exceptional at attacking the basket. Defensively, he is a barricade, always guarding the other team’s best player. Garris is very good coming off of ball screens and shooting off of the catch or dribble, including mid range. Garris is a role model athlete with a very positive outlook that encourages every player to play as hard as they can.|
|Top 13th in school’s history in points, scoring a career total of 1,600 pts. Top 5 in school’s history in 3pts. made, top 3 in school’s history in career steals, scored 27 pts. vs Townsend (06), 25 pts. 9 reb. vs Wake Forest(07), 22 pts. 6 reb, 6 stls. vs Georgia State (07), 6 ast. vs Md-Eastern Shore (08). Voted Preseason All-MEAC Team(09-10), Voted Most Outstanding Offensive Player (08-10), All-Tournament Team in Iowa St. Tournament (07-08), Rookie player of the Year (06-07), Crown Trophy Athletic of the Week (11-06, 01-10), Named Captain his junior and senior season. High School Accolades includes: a member of Kennesaw Mountain's 2004-05 Regional Championship basketball team, led the Mustangs to state tournament elite eight 2004-2005 and a runner-up regional finish in 2005-06, named the Mustang's Most Improved Player in 2004-05 en route to All-County Team accolades(04-05, 05-06), The Atlanta Tip-Off Club Player of the month (January and February 2006), named the Most Valuable Player at the State Championship Tournament, and was an All-State selection (04-05,05-06), named to the All-County First-Team in (2004-2005, 2005-06), named team captain his senior season, won the Cobb County three-point shooting contest as well as being named the All-Star Game MVP, participated in the Georgia North vs. South All-Star Game.|
|He is a bundle of energy. He plays with intensity and passion and never stops working. His attitude and athleticism help him clean the glass and get to the free throw line at an astounding rate. He usually outworks his opponents to the point of exhaustion. He is versatile enough to play either forward position. He is a beast in the paint and can rebound and score down low, he also has a midrange game and is tough to stop because he uses his athleticism to get past bigger players and his size to beat small forwards. He can also knock down perimeter jumpers, even from 3-point territory.|
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<Coach Garrett is a very insightful, thoughtful and very efficient coach. We have been training with him for over a month, 2-3 sessions per week and recently renewed to go another month.
From the opening minutes of our training, it was clear that he coaches with the wisdom only a former college + professional player can bring to the table. Everything from learning to practice off-balance form shooting, to game-speed drills to the detailed instruction on footwork to create an open shot and subtle defensive tactics that future coaches will notice.
Beyond the training on court, Coach Garrett has also provided incredibly valuable exposure to compete and play with + against high caliber players via opportunities in the local area. He's connected and respected. This not just gives the opportunity for players to test their new skills, but it also builds confidence in the process.
Coach Garrett is dependable, organized and someone you can trust your child with as an athlete and a person. James Mathews Founder EleveteX
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Garrett is like a father-son relationship. Not only with me, but he is like that with each of his players. That is what I like most about him. He is tough, he is nice, and he can get mean when he
needs to be to make you better. He is one of the best coaches I have ever played for. I have played for him in four different seasons in my career. My rookie season in 2005 he and Orlando Magic NBA
Head Advance Scout Harold Ellis were a big reason I was a Top 60 Player among the NBA Pre-Draft Camp Invitees. I won two Championships, and 3 MVP Awards with Coach Garrett as my Coach. In 2006 he
coached me overseas in Mexico. I lead the LNBP in points with an average of 32.9ppg and was drafted to the NBA D-League. Then he coached me again in 2007 for Mayas USA and we won the Championship and
I was named MVP and leading scorer of the league with an average of 30.3ppg. The way he coaches and reaches out to me on and off the court is amazing. He is a teacher of the game along with being a
former player. So, with the knowledge he has I have always succeeded on the court.
Learning from coach Garrett's pro knowledge is the best advice I can give. Good luck!