Devontae Shuler talks recruiting, winning national title at Oak Hill
Devtonae Shuler will play his college basketball in the Southeastern Conference, but it won’t be at South Carolina.
Shuler, an Irmo native who is at Oak Hill, announced Monday night he has committed to play at Mississippi. He chose the Rebels over South Carolina, Oklahoma State and Miami.
Shuler visited Ole Miss last month and came away impressed.
“When I was on my visit to Ole Miss everything just felt right,” Shuler told Rivals.com. “I’ve built a great relationship with coach Kennedy and just being on campus and seeing how he runs practice really helped me make my decision.”
Shuler will be able to sign during the early fall signing period Nov. 9-16. He becomes third Midlands player to play for the Rebels since 2011. Dutch Fork’s Murphy Holloway played at Ole Miss from 2011-13 after transferring from South Carolina. Lower Richland’s M.J. Rhett played at Ole Miss from 2014-15 after transferring from Tennessee State.
Shuler said he talked with Holloway, who also is from Irmo about the decision and Holloway was happy Shuler picked Ole Miss.
“Proud of you lil bro. Only way is up,” Holloway posted on Twitter moments after the announcement.
Shuler played his first two seasons at Irmo High School before transferring to Oak Hill in August of 2015. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists for Oak Hill last season. The Warriors won the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Tournament at Madison Square Garden and finished No. 2 in USA Today Super 25 poll.
During the summer, Shuler played for CP3 AAU team out of North Carolina and averaged 12.3 points and shot 50 percent from the field, including 42.2 percent from three-point range.
Shuler is rated as a four-star prospect and 24th best shooting guard by 247Sports Composite Index and No. 100 in the 247Sports Top 100. He the second Rebels commit for the Class of 2017, joining Union County (Tenn.) guard Parker Stewart.