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— Dev —


Devereaux began her WNBA career as a first round draft pick, – third overall selection, by the 2011 Reigning Champions Minnesota Lynx. In 2012, she led all rookies in field goal percentage (56%). Devereaux won two WNBA Championships (2013 and 2015) with the Minnesota Lynx.  In 2018, she was listed as a Top 20 Players in Minnesota Lynx History.  Devereaux is currently a forward with the Phoenix Mercury.

Equally distinguished Internationally, Devereaux made her team USA Basketball debut in summer of 2011 at the World University Games. She played for the 2011 Team USA helping to pace the United States to a 6-0 record and the Gold Medal at World University Games in Shenzhen, China. In 2016 after playing in international competition for several years Devereaux led the Hungarian team Uniqa Sopron to a Hungarian National Championship and was named Most Valuable Player.

Devereaux was a McDonald’s All American in high school and received basketball honors from Gatorade, State Farm, Parade Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times. Her high school basketball career culminated in a state championship and Devereaux was recruited by more than 300 colleges. She ultimately selected the University of Notre Dame where she attended from 2007 to 2012. In 2008, Devereaux was named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team. In 2011, she was named to the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team; was selected as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year; was named to the First-Team All-BIG EAST; was voted State Farm Holiday Hoops Classic Most Valuable Player; named NCAA Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team; named to WBCA Classic All-Tournament Team. In 2012, Devereaux was again named to the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team; named to the Associated Press All-America Team; selected for the second year as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year; was selected as a WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year Finalist; named to the First-Team All-BIG EAST; named BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team; named BIG EAST Player of the Week.

At Notre Dame, Devereaux played in two Final Four Championship Title Games and was known for her passion and intensity on the court and friendly, outgoing attitude off the court. She demonstrated the ability to change the game on offense with her quickness and versatility, ability to beat opponents off the dribble or face up and hit the mid-range jumper. Devereaux ran the floor extremely well for player of her size making her an important asset in transition. On defense, her massive 77-inch (6-foot-5) wingspan helped make for an extremely disruptive presence, both in the press and on the back line in half-court situations. Her agility allowed her to elevate quickly for rebounds and to block shots. Devereaux was one of only four NCAA players in a 10-year period (2001-02 through 2011-12) to have multiple seasons with 60 blocks, 60 steals and 60 assists. She was the first Notre Dame player to register 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 steals and 200 assists in her career. At time of her graduation, Devereaux appeared in the top 10 on five of Notre Dame's career statistical lists — blocked shots (2nd - 227), rebounds (5th - 937), field goal percentage (7th - .550), steals (9th - 222) and double-doubles (9th - 23). She was also 17th in school history with 1,319 career points. Devereaux's selection as the third overall pick in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft made her the highest draft pick in Notre Dame’s school history. Devereaux's college and professional career is even more impressive when you consider that she has one of the most remarkable stories of injury rehabilitation and success in college athletics history and professional basketball. At Notre Dame, Devereaux endured two ACL injuries (and three related surgeries), that caused her to miss large portions of her first three college seasons. Then in five years as a Professional athlete Devereaux worked through the adversity associated with several additional injuries, related surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation. Through it all Devereaux has persevered, progressed and remained at the top of her game.

WNBA honors

*Championship, Minnesota Lynx —2013, 2015
* Top 20 Players in Minnesota Lynx History

International teams

*Uniqa Sopron — Sopron, Hungary, Championship
Le Mura Lucca — Lucca, Italy
Wisla Can-Pack — Krakow, Poland
Dynamo GUVD — Novosibirsk, Russia
KDB Winnus Guri — Guri, South Korea
Campus Promete — Logroño, Spain

NCAA Honors

NCAA Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team
WBCA Classic All-Tournament Team
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year — 2011, 2012
Associated Press All-America — 2011
BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 23) — 2012
First-Team All-BIG EAST — 2011, 2012
State Farm Coaches' All-America — 2011, 2012
WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year — 2012
BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament — 2012
State Farm Holiday Hoops Classic MVP — 2011
BIG EAST All-Freshman Team — 2008

“Dev is that player that every good team has. She is an incredible athlete who is gifted with great skill. She jumps really well, she’s got tremendous hands, quick feet. She runs the floor, so she’s hard for the other team; she puts pressure on the defense to get back. She can block shots, she can defend on the perimeter.”
— Muffet McGraw, Coach Notre Dame