Men's Basketball

Men's Hoops Signs Third Prep Standout

Devin Wyatt (Photo from Dallas Morning News)
Devin Wyatt (Photo from Dallas Morning News)

Nov. 30, 2013

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LOS ANGELES-- Devin Wyatt, a 6-7 forward of De Soto High School in De Soto, Tex., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend LMU and play for the Lions beginning in the fall of 2014, announced Head Coach Max Good. Wyatt, who signed prior to Thanksgiving, is the third high school standout to join the Lions during the early signing period.

"We are very excited about these they young men," said Head Coach Max Good. "All three come from very successful programs coached by very successful coaches. All three of our incoming players have bright futures ahead of them.

Also signing NLIs during the early signing period to join the Lions were Compton point guard Kyron Cartwright and Westchester guard Elijah Stewart. All will join LMU in the fall of 2014.

Like Cartwright and Stewart locally, Wyatt helped anchor a power-house program in De Soto High School, helping the team all the way to the Class 5A Region quarterfinals

He was part of a team that has gone 66-9 the last two seasons, going to the Class 5A Region I quarterfinals in 2013 and reaching the 5A Regional finals in 2012. He anchored a De Soto team that went 33-3 overall last year and finished ranked second in the state of Texas and ninth nationally. He was named first-team All-District at the conclusion of the season.

 

 

"Devin is extremely athletic and can really force a team to change their shots. He is a very, very good shot blocker," said Good. At the 2012 High School OT Invitational, Wyatt recorded 12 blocks in a victory over the Hampton Crabbers to help his team advance to the tournament finals.

Last December, he helped his team win the HSOT Holiday Invitational in the Summit Championship Bracket. Wyatt as named the to the Summit All-Tournament team.

LMU men's basketball continues a six-game road swing when they travel to UC Riverside on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm.

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