Career Highlights
Devaughn is a long, athletic wing who has the versatility to play either the SG or SF at the next level. He has the prototypical size and athleticism of a big time NBA wing. Devaughn is known for his athleticism and gritty style of play. His athleticism is definitely his most evident trait as he uses his superb speed to move his way down the court in transition or work past a perimeter defender in half-court sets. He is a two-way player who can both score and defend. He is a great slasher and creator with the ball in his hands and has an effective mid- range game. He is fantastic at the art of finishing at the rim. He is also a fierce dunker. He is a pretty lethal offensive weapon and can get it done in either catch-and-shoot or off-the-dribble situations. He is incredibly smooth and quick on the offensive end. He can score from anywhere on the court, taking his opponent to the rack or scoring from NBA 3-point range. Devaughn is also a good facilitator. Where Devaughn can really hang his hat on and translates well at the NBA level is his defense. He is a “lock down” defender and never shies away from guarding the best perimeter player on the opposing side. He is an active player who loves to work the passing lanes and gets many steals. He is also a solid rebounder for his position. He is definitely a 3 and D wing.

Devaughn was a member of the Denver Nuggets on a two-way contract during the 2018/19 season. He played the maximum days allowed in the NBA for the Nuggets and also played a few games with the Delaware Blue Coats in the Gleague where he averaged 25ppg, 5rpg, 4apg, and 2spg. He also has played NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with both the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers. Akoon-Purcell has had a lot of success come from playing overseas ball. He spent two years in Denmark playing with the Bakken Bears. In his last season with the Bakken (2017/18) he averaged 19ppg, 5rpg, 4apg, 2spg, and 50%FG in FIBA Europe Cup.

Devaughn was also named Danish Import of the Year in back to back seasons in 2017 and 2018. Akoon-Purcell was also named FIBA Europe Cup Player, Guard, and Import of the Year in 2018. In 2017 Devaughn was also named All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention Team. Devaughn has also played in Israel, France, and Champions League.

Prior to becoming a pro, Devaughn played at Illinois State for two seasons. In his senior season (2015/16) Devaughn averaged 14.2ppg, 5rpg, and 2spg. In his senior season he was named to the All-MVC 2nd Team. As a junior transfer Devaughn was named the MVC Newcomer of the Year. Akoon-Purcell transferred to Illinois State from E.Oklahoma St. JUCO where he was named to the NJCAA All-Region II 1st Team in 2014.

Devaughn graduated from West Oaks Academy, where he also played varsity basketball.

Personal
Devaughn earned his Bachelor of Arts in University Studies at Illinois State. He was born on June 5, 1993 and is the son of Paul Akoon and Tamar Purcell. His favorite basketball player is Tracey McGrady.

Testimonial
“Scott and Rize Management really helped me out when I was in a bad place in my career. He quickly got me in front of several NBA teams and got me signed right away to a good fit. Scott has a massive rolodex of connections in the NBA and overseas. Scott and his team work 24/7 and they are people you can really trust.”


  • Stats

    Position: G/F

    Height: 6-6

    Weight: 210 lbs

    Birthdate: June 5, 1993

    High School:
    West Oaks Academy - Orlando, FL

    College:
    Illinois State

    Passport: USA/Trinidad and Tobago




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    IMG_3938 IMG_3913 IMG_3912 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - SEPTEMBER 30: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell #44 of the Oklahoma City Thunder poses for a photo during the 2019-2020 Oklahoma City Thunder Media Day at Chesapeake Energy on September 30, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK. NOTE TO -- USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License
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