Doutrive finds niche on crowded EYBL team Cal Supreme Elite

May 26, 2017

Devonaire Doutrive basketball

Devonaire Doutrive

He might come off the bench for the EYBL’s U17 Cal Supreme Elite, but Devonaire Doutrive of Anchorage has managed to stay relevant.

The 6-foot-5 guard is averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 12 games this spring against some of the nation’s premier high school players.

“I’ve never played with so much talent,” he told “I’m used to being the best player on the team.”

Doutrive, of West High fame, is averaging 22 minutes per game on a squad featuring two sons of former NBA players in 7-foot-2 Bol Bol and 6-foot-9 Shareef O’Neal.

Doutrive was part of West’s 2015 Alaska Class 4A state championship before moving to California. He now attends Birmingham High and helped the team reach the state semifinals this year as a starting guard.

He is one of the top Class of 2018 players on the West Coast, yet he hasn’t signed.

That doesn’t mean he’s gone unnoticed, though.

Doutrive has received scholarship offers from New Mexico State, UTEP, Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, Utah State and UC Santa Barbara.

To get more offers, he must improve self-perceived weaknesses on the court such as getting stronger and quicker, and working on his shooting form to get more lift on his jumper.

“I’m gonna keep working and see where it leads,” he said.

This weekend in Los Angeles, California, is the fourth and final EYBL session.