Butler’s Devin Carney, FIU switch level guard Tevin Brewer select Duquesne

Duquesne added two extra bricks to its roster reconstruction Tuesday when Butler Excessive Faculty’s Devin Carney and level guard Tevin Brewer, a switch from FIU, signed letters of intent and joined the Dukes’ eight-man recruiting class.

Carney averaged 26 factors at Butler, shot 55% from the sphere and 90% from the foul line this season. He’s one on solely three Butler County gamers to attain a minimum of 2,000 factors in highschool, becoming a member of Ethan Morton (Butler/Purdue) and Robby Carmody (Mars/Notre Dame).

“Devin is an unbelievable scorer along with being among the finest shooters that we’ve seen,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot mentioned in an announcement. “He has good ballhandling abilities and is an excellent athlete. He has the potential to be an excellent participant for us.”

Carney de-committed lately from Elon after its former coach, Mike Schrage, left to affix the workers at Duke.

At 5-foot-8, Brewer began all 66 video games he performed throughout three seasons at FIU. He led the group in scoring (15.2), 3-pointers (66) and assists (169) whereas taking part in a team-high common of 32.1 minutes this season. His 5.6 assists-per-game common led Convention USA and ranked fifteenth within the nation. Plus, he led the convention with a 2.01 assist-to-turnover ratio.

When he arrives on campus, Brewer (5-foot-8) will likely be attending his fourth faculty since 2017. He began at Jap Oklahoma State Faculty earlier than transferring to Coffeyville (Kansas) Group Faculty for one season.

“Tevin was a should for us,” Dambrot mentioned. “He has proven excellent scoring potential, not solely at FIU, but additionally in junior faculty. He performs with a chip on his shoulder due to his measurement, however he can bench press 265 kilos. Along with his scoring, he has constantly posted good help and effectivity numbers. We’re on the lookout for him to step in a present management to our group.”

Carney and Brewer will be a part of an incoming group of gamers that features former VCU guard Tre Clark, junior faculty second-team All-American Quincy McGriff, plus forwards Abdou Halil-Barre, David Dixon, Matus Hronsky and incoming freshman level guard Kareem Rozier.

“Our plan was to enhance our taking pictures, our assist-to-turnover ratio and our defensive toughness and with this class we really feel we’ve achieved lots of these targets,” Dambrot mentioned. “We have now just about rebuilt our backcourt and added some necessary items to the frontcourt.”

Additionally Tuesday, guard Mike Bekelja grew to become the latest Duquesne participant to enter the NCAA switch portal, becoming a member of Primo Spears, Jackie Johnson III, Toby Okani and Tyson Acuff. Plus, ahead Kevin Easley Jr., who led the Dukes with 6.6 rebounds per recreation, has declared for the NBA Draft with an choice to return to high school.

Spears, Johnson, Ayers and Easley had been with the Dukes for just one season.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Evaluate workers author. You may contact Jerry by electronic mail at jdipaola@triblive.com or by way of Twitter .

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