Athlete of the Week: Devon Camel

Athlete of the Week: Devon Camel

Buffalo, NY - Following a career game prior to the holiday break, senior Devon Camel played big time basketball for the D'Youville men's basketball team this past week, reaching yet another career high.

On Wednesday, the men hosted the RIT Tigers where Camel earned his first start of the season. Camel proceeded to eclipse his previous career high of 20 points by four against the Tigers for 24 points in his first start of 2018-19. Devon began the game by scoring 12 of the first 18 points for the men as he played a season high 35 minutes.

Devon then followed up with five points against Penn State-Altoona on Saturday, but the senior played outstanding defense throughout the game. He played a sizable role for the men in both games.

In his second season with the Spartans, Camel is having a career year. He is shooting a remarkable 57.6% from the field, 76.5% from the line and 50.0% from three. All that has combined for 10.0 PPG, over 5.0 PPG higher than his season total last season.

Despite a scoring surge from his junior to senior seasons, Devon has always been known for his tenacious defense. Often assigned the opponent's top offensive weapon, "Devo" can shut down whomever he is guarding with his textbook defensive style and relentless pressure.

Prior Wednesday's career high 24 points, Camel scored a career high 20 points against Lewis & Clark on December 12. Wednesday was Devon's third consecutive game of scoring in double-figures and his fourth in five games. 

A graduate of Cheektowaga High School, Devon played four years of basketball and three years of football prior to his time as a Spartan. He earned All-Center Court Defense and was a Sectional Champion two-times at Cheektowaga. 

Devon is a Business Management major with the hopes of being a Real Estate Agent and a basketball coach. He is the son of Waynette Tinch.