With the 11th pick in the 2020 NBA draft, the San Antonio Spurs drafted 6’6″ Devin Vassell of Florida State.
“I think it’s a blessing,” said Vassell of being drafted by the Spurs. “It’s a great fit for me, great team.”
“I know there’s a lot of talent, a lot of great players out there,” said Vassell of joining his new team. “I play with a lot of energy and try to make it contagious for others.”
“My heart was pounding, my feet were sweaty, I was nervous,” said Vassell of learning that the Spurs were going to select him, since their selection went down to the wire with the clock.
I asked Vassell what his prefered position is to play, and he said shooting guard. He mentioned all through college he played small forward and he’s willing to play any position the Spurs ask of him.
Vassell was a player Project Spurs’ Benjamin Bornstein wrote about prior, seeing him as a fit for the team should he be available at 11th for San Antonio.
On our 2020 Prospects Draft board, Vassell was projected to go exactly at 11th among our average with different mocks.
Last season at Florida State, Vassell averaged 12.7 points, 1.4 steals, one block, and 5.1 rebounds per game. He shot 42% from the college three.
Here are Vassell’s strengths per the NBA draft guide:
Smooth athlete with a well-rounded game.
Moves exceptionally well without the ball.
Has very good range and takes quality shots.
Versatile and impactful defender
The Ringer projects Vassell to have shades of Khris Middleton, Robert Covington, and Matisse Thybulle.