John Devereaux
Personal information
Born (1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 60)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolAbraham Lincoln
(Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeOhio (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 4 / Pick: 78th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1984–1998
PositionPower forward
Career history
1985–1986Aurora Desio
1986Jersey Jammers
1987–1988TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1988–1989CB Valladolid
1989–1991Cholet Basket
1991A.P.U. Udine
1991–1992Columbus Horizon
1992–1993ASA Sceaux
1993–1995Regatas San Nicolás
1995–1996Atlético Peñarol
1997–1998Obras Sanitarias
Career highlights and awards
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John Devereaux (born January 17, 1962) is an American former basketball player. He had a long professional career in Europe, where he played in the top leagues in Spain, Italy, France and Germany. He played college basketball at Ohio University, where as a senior he was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year.

Devereaux committed to Ohio out of Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, where he did not play until his junior year.[1] He developed into a top player in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), named honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore, then first-team All-MAC as a junior and senior. He was also named MAC Player of the Year in his senior year.[2] For his career at Ohio, he averaged 13.3 points and 8.5 rebounds for his Bobcat career.

Following the close of his college career, Devereaux was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth round of the 1984 NBA draft (78th pick overall). He did not play in the NBA, but did have a successful career in Europe. He also played minor league basketball in the United States in the United States Basketball League for the Jersey Jammers and the Continental Basketball Association for the Columbus Horizon.


  1. ^ "Devereaux special at Ohio U." Coshocton Tribune. March 4, 1984. p. 15. Retrieved November 6, 2021 – via open access
  2. ^ "Media cites Devereaux". Daily Chronicle. March 9, 1984. p. 11. Retrieved November 6, 2021 – via open access