Michael Devoe’s teammates waiting for him to dunk in game

Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)
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Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)

The offseason training that Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe has done has enabled him to be quicker and faster and put him in “the best shape of his life,” according to coach Josh Pastner.

As he goes into his senior season, it may also help him do something he’s never done in his 86-game college career – dunk. Devoe, who is 6-foot-5, is capable. He dunked in high school games, he said at the ACC Tipoff in Charlotte on Tuesday, but not yet as a Yellow Jacket. But he has been showing teammates more explosiveness off the floor in preseason practices.

“He’s even tried to dunk a few times in practice, and I was like, ‘Whoa,’ ” guard Jordan Usher said.

As one might expect, it is a bountiful source of teasing for Usher and his teammates.

“He had blocked Khalid (Moore) the other day in practice, and we were like, ‘Hmm, (Moore) must not have jumped too high because there’s no way you’re blocking a dunk,’ ” Usher said. “There’s no way you went up there and got it.”

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